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Can one exercise too much????

Sunday, November 08, 2015

This past year I have been on a weight loss, get healthier, mission. This year I have lost 45 pounds (or more depending on the day) and have gone from 175 pounds to 125-130 and I stand 5"3'. Technically I am in the healthy range for my height but I still have fat pockets on my butt, hips, thighs and stomach. Some of this is loose skin, but some is not. This is why I am trying to loose more weight. To loose more weight I have exercised more, but how much more does one have to do???!!! I already increased my running from 50 minutes to 60 minutes every other day and from 30 to 40 minutes with an added 20 minutes of weight training on the other days. Every day I also walk 60 minutes outside. I put in 120 minutes everyday but the fat pockets are still there!

I'm sure I'm probably sounding ungrateful for the work I have done, but I really want to finish what I have started too.

I have contacted a personal trainer and will meet with them soon to see what new insights they have. Maybe I'm working out too much. Maybe I need to change up my routines. All I know is that I am in this 100% and even though I am in pain everyday, I'm not giving up! I WILL DO THIS!

Thanks for reading my ramblings...... Connie
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    Thank you to all of you that have replied to my blog. When I find out more information I will update this blog again.

    emoticon for your time.
    1602 days ago
    I hope you can find the answers you are wanting.
    A quote I heard was that "Great Abs are Made in the Kitchen"...maybe that is an area to explore?
    Best Wishes.
    1602 days ago
    Sometimes our bodies are happy at the weight we are at and knows that it's a healthy range. Those "pockets" may stay...I don't want to be the bearer of "bad" news.

    Our bodies age differently and lose weight differently. I know my stomach has some loose skin and I look fine as long as I don't bend over and NO one wants to see me plank with a short shirt on! emoticon

    If you are at a healthy weight, your doctor says you are in a healthy range, then you may just have to live with it. However, I agree to talk to your trainer about it. Changing the type of exercise you do, may help.

    Good luck and congrats on being healthy!
    1602 days ago
    You're weight might simply be where your body wants to be. Instead of losing weight, I'd focus on toning. I think the PT will help with that a lot. But definitely don't overdo it. Exercise because you want to, you're at maintenance, enjoy it!
    1603 days ago
    120 minutes of exercise, including running every day sounds like a lot to me.
    If this amount of exercise does not bring the results you want, then I don't think increasing it any further will help, while risk of injury increases. It is a great idea that you discuss this with your personal trainer!

    Also, all the running books I read recommend to have rest or cross training days between running days. My favorite expert, Jeff Galloway recommends maximum 4 running days per week, and only 3 above 50, even in marathon training.

    Another disadvantage of very many calories burned by exercise is that the allotted calories for the day go too high. At least for me, big meals increase risk of cravings, and I cannot handle cravings very well. So I prefer to prevent them.

    I wish you good luck to finding your own way and to reaching your goals!
    1603 days ago
    a trainer is your best bet they will let you know hugs
    1603 days ago
    You can do it
    1603 days ago
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