I once heard:
If you want to lose weight it's 80% of what you are eating and 20% the amount of activity, that get's you success.
If you want to have a healthy heart it's 20% what you eat and 80% the amount of activity, that get's you success.
Now don't quote me... it's just something I heard.
Hope that makes sense? Before, when I worked out my body was just trying to get rid of any extra calories that I had eaten that day... now all my exercise efforts will hopefully go towards my butt. ; )
For the past 5 mornings I have gotten up at 6am and gone to the gym... I had to start slow and I really am not doing anything hard core but it feels so good to be back at it. : )
Here's what I am doing:
30 min of cardio (elliptical or bike)
10 min of weights
Nothing spectacular but it's something.
Feeling good... "weigh in day" is only 2 days away. Dying to know where I am at. : )