new to the forum, and joined because this seems like a very helpful website. I have a question, hopefully someone can help me. I am 5'3 and weight about 152lbs. I am just starting to get on the ball with working out once again!!!( the story of my life). Anyway, I was in really great shape about 2 years ago, I went to the gym 4-5 times a week, and my trainer had me on a program where I would work almost every muscle group out a little at a time that same day, and about a half hour of cardio in the same day. So I would be at the gym , an hour to a hour an a half 4-5 times a week, and it work out great for me. I think I explained that right. So now my husband, and I want to get back in shape together, so we bought a mini gym set and bumbells for down stairs, so we can do it at home, mind you we have a 5 years old son so its not so easy to go to the gym all the time. Both him and I are on the same routine basically, except for the amount of weights, we do Monday -4 chest exersies, Wed-4 Back exercies, Fri- 2-3 each Bic and Tric, and Sun- Legs, shoulders, and abs. Tuesday and Thur I walk 2.5 miles.
Finally, My question is... I feel like I'm not doing enough in one day, maybe because I'm used to doing cardio and weight the same day, can I still achieve good results with this routine as a woman wanting to lose 15- 20 lbs? I am tring to eat right too, keeping my cal intake to about 1500 to 1600 cals a day, TRYING !!!!
I am one of those people to where like, if I look at cake I gain, weight.
So it's it really hard for me to lose, the only thing I find that really works for me is eating right and exercise. Can anyone fill me!!!!