This is a melancholy post. I am posting my 3 month summer progress. I have been keeping measurements and wanted to see how maintenance was working out for me.
My output: Averaged 3 days a week at the gym plus swimming with my boys and other house activities. The weights and gym are new to me for the summer.
40-50 minutes elliptical/cardio.
15-25 minutes weights/ planks/resistance
Diet: Average 1600 Calories and 20% protein
Measurements lost in 3 month time: Bust -1, Under Bust -1, Waist -.25 Hips -1.5
Weight loss in 3 months: 6 pounds, total since Oct. 2011: 86 pounds ( I was not expecting loss as I was assuming I was in maintenance. )
I am a little annoyed that I lost 1.5 inches off of my hips and only .25 off of my waist. It makes my rectangle figure even more pronounced. I feel perpetually 5 months pregnant. I guess I expected a little more trimming to happen with weight lifting and less pounds lost.
I feel like I want to continue fitness but need to figure out weight training and resistance activities that do not include the gym and are not extensive . (My summer membership expired and I don’t care to be a gym rat as I can't afford it.) I walk my boys to school daily. I also need to figure out a calorie allotment for light to moderate exercise.
Any suggestions for me? I am not sure I need to lose any more weight. I really hesitate to go below 139 even though I would still be considered good weight. My fat level needs work. I am assuming more weight lifting is needed…..Can anyone post resources for nongym resistance.