So I am by no means overweight. People get super mad at me when I complain about my weight. My BMI is normal. I just carry my weight in a specific way so I don't believe my BMI lol. I'm very much a pear shape and my family history is both overweight and normal (healthy I'd call it since no one is toned/skinny).
Back in high school I was super toned, cross country/track runner (hate running btw :P)
I am now 24 on Sunday. I go between 130-133, my target weight is 118-120, with a more toned look. I don't want to look like a stick off a tree lol, which is impossible with my curvy frame, stupid pear shape lol.
It's difficult to find the time to work out as I work 4 days a week for 10-11 hours a day as a vet tech so by the time I get off work at 6-7pm at night I am definitely not energetic enough for the gym.
And I go to school the remaining days from 8am-7pm, which starts on August 20th for me.
So, this is the plan. And this is where I need the advice. I'm 10-13 away from my goal.
My diet is not terrible. It's predominately greek yogurt, oatmeal, flax seed/pumpkin cereal, almond or soy milk (for breakfast), my lunch is usually fruit, dinner I can sometimes get in trouble, but I try to stick with turkey or chicken, but my weight just doesn't budge.
For exercise all summer I went to the gym 3-4x a week, I did ellipitical or treadmill and did weights every other day. I went from 133-130... yay me? Then summer school finals happened and I was off for 2 weeks. I think I'm at 131 or 132... I didn't want to look, honestly lol.
For the actual semester I know I'll be lacking in time. My goal is this,
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday I'd be doing cardio for 30min - hour, ellipitical or treadmill, though I do best on the elliptical cause I hate running and I always end up walking. I feel with the elliptical I can keep my intensity up and I like to do their hill intervals option or even the cardio.
Treadmill I do walk jogs, though I am running a FUN 5k in November so I want to be able to predominately jog it amidst the bouncy houses and ball pit obstacles! Yay fun obstacles lol!
Saturday & Sunday I get off work by 4 on weekends sometimes earlier and I Was thinking of doing ONLY weights on those days. My rest days being Wednesday and Thursday.
I think this is truly obtainable since I only have 2 classes and though I usually study about 40 hours a week I can pull out 5-6 hours a week for the gym.
I am considering doing herbalife (just the shake) for my breakfast/lunch. My snacks at school can remain my fruit. Dinner I will stick with my chicken/turkey.
Does anyone else have any suggestions? Maybe they see a whole in my plan. I worked out literally from May till 2 weeks ago with no results. I thought I was doing everything right so now I'm changing my diet and doing 5 days a week starting today actually lol.
How many calories should I be consuming? How accurate are calorie counter apps?
I know calorie counters on machines aren't accurate. I'm considering a HRM for myself soon too.
Thanks in advance.