What I’m doing as a daily exercise regimen has changed since I came back to my weight loss goal. This is how I’m working to find balance in my workouts.
I have revised my exercise regimen for weight loss
When I started my exercise regimen I thought I would take it easy. I was sure this was how I would succeed. By beginning slowly and increasing the levels of difficulty I would see more consistent weight loss.
Well, I started so slowly that for the first three or four weeks I did not exercise at all. While I was losing weight, it was all down to diet.
So, when I fell off my diet, there was no exercise routine to catch me. Hence, no more weight loss. And there was nothing to offset the regaining of weight I experienced. I’d let myself down by taking it too easy.
I’m taking a new look at my diet, meditation, and sleep habits. It is natural then that I examine my exercise regimen too.
Exercises that burn calories for weight loss
In my pursuit to get fit, I put weight loss as my top priority. Everything I do is aimed at helping me drop pounds and develop a healthier set of habits.
I’m not ready to build muscle or to be fast with my reflexes. I want to ease the pain in my joints but I feel a lot of that struggle will be won when I lose some weight. Therefore, this exercise regimen is aimed at burning calories more than anything else.
I moved the treadmill from it’s hiding place in the spare bedroom. It is now where I would have to take notice of it every day. I have a towel, headphones, and a water bottle dedicated to staying with the treadmill so I can cut down on any excused I might offer to avoid hopping on it.
For me walking is probably the most reliable exercise for burning calories. In a 40 minute session, I can burn approximately 450 calories over a flat surface. With a 5% incline, I can burn 550. It is low impact and doesn’t require me to do anything but put one foot in front of the other. And I get to multitask by listening to audio programs, too.
This exercise regimen needs to include resistance training
There is a good deal of information indicating that resistance training can burn more calories than any aerobic exercise. So I’m adding in a HIIT workout that I predict will torch another 500 – 600 calories per session.
I’ve been a fan of the Men’s Health Spartacus Workout since I first came across it. It was my first introduction to HIIT and the exercises were within my level of achievability. While I have not done them in quite a while, I have all the information and equipment I need to pick the program up again.
It utilizes dumbells and body weight, which is all the resistance I can handle right now anyway.
I commit to exercising every day
Now, this part is probably not recommended. For me to push forward on my goals I need to burn calories every day. Maybe I don’t need to do both my treadmill and HIIT every day, but its got to be both most days, and at least one every single day.
My life cannot really begin again until I change my lifestyle in a way that sheds those unwanted pounds. I’m doing that by creating a workable eating routine, a focused meditation practice, and an exercise regimen.