First time in the Weight and Resistance Training forum, so hello!
Here are my questions:
#1 – I LOVE Spin class and I like to run. I want to incorporate them into the Stage 1 workout plan. This is what I came up with:
Mon - Spin
Tues - Weights & Intervals (2 min jog, 1 min sprint, total 20 min)
Wed - Spin
Thur - Weights & Intervals (2 min jog, 1 min sprint, total 20 min)
Fri - Off
Sat - Weights & 5K (easy pace)
Sun - Off
What do you think about the workout plan? Is it to much? Would you do anything else after Spin?
#2 - According to the book I should have 2172 cal non-workout day and 2461 cal on a workout day for maintenance. The book said I could shave off 300 cal if I really have to. So this is what I was thinking: Start with 1800 non workout day/2100 workout day (this is more then I'm eating now). Then as I lose more weight go to 1700/2000, then 1600/1900, etc. I mean if I start at 1500 like I was back in Dec how low am I going to go when I really need to cut calories??? I love chapt. 4 "The War Against Food", such an eye opener.
What do you think about this plan? Any suggestions?
Background as to why I’m asking these questions:
I've hit a plateau. It's been 3 weeks up and down from 198 - 203. I think I might have lost inches because a pair of new pants were tight now they fit. I started eating 1600 cal, dropped to 1500 in Dec, and up to 1700 last week. As you can see how much to eat is a mystery to me.
I've switched up my workout plans a couple of times (I haven't stuck with a real plan) but I do a combo of spin class, running, elliptical, & bodypump (1hr weight class). Yes, I want to break my plateau, yes, I'd like to lose another 58 lbs by the end of the year but do I want to keep making myself crazy stressing out, no. I'm starting to learn that weight loss isn't a race.
The reason I got the book is because I want a good training plan that I can stick with. I like structure, I like that the book has a plan with stages for 6 months. I'm just not confident if I'm doing the right thing.
Thanks so much for your input!!!