100 lb. Club - Body Fat Question




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barbygirl43
03-26-2004, 03:02 PM
I have a lot to get my body fat down (I'm currently at 54%:crazy: --It's amazing how high it got after 2 kids since I was staying around 45-49 before preggo)

But my question is this. What is a realistic expectation for it to go down if I'm exercising at least 5x a week. Right now I'm alternating between walking, riding my bicycle or jumping on the trampoline for around 20 minutes. I will be adding some weight training within the next month as soon as Jeff gets the weights out.

I'd like to try and set some realistic goals for my BMI but I don't want to set them too high and not achieve them nor do I want to just ignore it and hope that it goes down on its own.

Thanks.


Monkeybabies
03-26-2004, 06:04 PM
Well...this is my take on the whole thing!
The "healthy" range for a standard female is between 24 %-32%. Now this depends on age so the older you are...the higher yourBMI is allowed. These sats are taken from my Tanita scale info! Hope that helps!

In answering your ?, I really do not know the accurate way to set a goal for yourself. I mean....I am having a difficult time getting mine down....although the weight is coming off quickly. Hopefully we can get some answers. But, by just doing the cardio stuff you mentioned...will help bring it down some!

Goddess Jessica
03-27-2004, 07:21 PM
Dawnyal,

First, congrats on your exercise. You sound like you are well on your way to acheiving your goals. Weight training is an excellent way to reshape your body and boost your metabolism.

However, I do what to point out that losing fat is dependant on exercise AND diet. You can be doing all the exercise in the world but if your intake (the calories you eat) is greater than your exertion (the calories you burn) your not going to lose body fat. I exercise about 6 days a week (running, swimming aerobics, yoga, you name it) but I've been stuck for awhile due to poor diet.

I just don't want you to get frustrated (lord knows I am! :))