So I started at 223 and with only diet I got down to 194. I had an issue the second I hit 194. I started eating more. I started eating over my limit (1,540) into 3,000's one day and that's when I decided it's time for me to either deal with the weight gain from overage or workout.
I've been doing zumba exhilarate the step by step mostly but also the rush.
This calculator http://caloriesburnedhq.com/zumba-calories-burned/
is a widely accepted answer on forums that I've looked through as well as a few blogs.
I purchased a HRM and it's on it's way but in the mean time I'm just perplexed.
Yesterday for instance, I ate 2,100 calories but burned 800. The scale is just not moving. I broke through 194 but instead of moving onto 192 in my weigh in it's back to 194?...
I work hard on zumba, I'm 6 pounds shy from 200 pounds and I'm moving and sweating and jumping and shimmying all over the place.
I even subtract 100 calories from the calculator and only give myself 400 burned instead of 500 something for 55 minutes and I set it to low impact even though it could easily be medium...
what's happening? I'm only working out so I can eat more.. Am I giving myself too much calories burned credit?
I'm tracking everything I eat and even though I'm eating 2000+ cals I'm still burning ALOT to make up for it aren't I? Or am I not doing as much as I think?
is zumba an effective exercise?