I am almost 48. When I was in my 20's/30's I was high on exercise - specifically weight lifting. I've never been much into cardio, altho I've always enjoyed things like swimming & biking, and walking with a friend (walking/talking).
Now that I'm older, I have found that the weight is much more stubborn than ever to get off. I have some health issues that prevent me from doing anything too "cardio-ish" (I love making up my own words, LOL) - when I sweat, which is what cardio does if you do it right
- I get crazy hives all over my body that lasts up to 6 weeks!
(4 different docs have failed to figure out what my body is doing here!) plus I have rheu. arthritis, which is painful at any length... ANYHOO....
So basically I can swim & that's about it. For the past 3-4 years, during swim season (I have a pool) I've been swimming 45min-1 hour a day at least 4 days a week. It has done NOTHING to help me lose weight, even tho I've dieted, etc. (altho it may have helped me to NOT GAIN weight... hmmm....)
I started lifting weights again, and since January, I've lost a measly 10 pounds (better than nothing, tho!) Then I remembered that many people walk (or bike or jog/run, whatever) by breaking up their daily time -such as, instead of one exercise routine of 45 minutes, do 15 minutes in the morning, 15 at lunch, and 15 after dinner - or however. So yesterday I started that. 15 minutes 3x a day is much easier to accomplish than a straight 45 minutes.
Has anyone accomplished their weight loss goals by breaking up the time frame? Or have you discovered that your body needs that straight 45 minutes (or however long) in order for your body to lose the weight?