Well I've been lurking in this Forum ever since I started to work out with weights back in July 2003. I got great results then, and along with WW lost about 17 pounds. I sometimes post at UK Fat Chicks, and South Beach.
To keep it brief, I stopped dieting, started to lift weights very inconsistenly and gained back all I lost plus some. Familiar story !!
I've decided now is the time I have to take care of myself, and my health is main priority.
My weight today is all time high - 190 pounds. I'm a small frame,and just get my height up to 5'4". So I need to lose around 54 pounds.
So about training. I am starting with relatively light weights and will do a pyramid system - 12/10/8 using 3/5/8 pound weights - this worked well for me last time. I really enjoy working with weights, I get quick results and rarely get sore - but still see the benefits.
I dont have time to do an hour a day. My plan is to do a split routine of approximately 30 minutes a day - so Day 1 Upper body /Day 2 lower and abs etc and do this plan 5 days a week.
Does this sound ok?
As for cardio, well I really dont enjoy it at all. I probably like walking best, so will be doing that.
As far as time goes, whats the minimum time I can spend on my cardio and get results? I'd rather split it into two 15 minute sessions 6 days a week than do an hour 3-4 times a week, but I need to hear honestly, whats the best way to burn fat?
There is so much conflicting information out there, and I just want to do whats best!