I'm a 33yr old female (159 lbs 5'4"). I've been dieting my whole life it sees like. Anyway, I've been trying to do Weight Watchers (online) for the last few months b/c that's the best program for me. I'm trying to drop about 10 lbs. I wasn't losing any weight so I decided to add exercise. It's never worked for me in the past but I thought I would give it a try again. Our work has a gym so I joined it at the beginning of June.
My main goal: to lose weight (and tone up a bit). Since then, I have not lost a thing (no weight or inches) except maybe my sanity. I still count my calories (points) and am very dedicated...workout 5 days a week. I was wondering if anyone could take a look at what I'm doing and provide any advice.
Here is my daily routine (5 days a week):
My target heart range is 128-158
30 minutes on the elliptical (3 minute warm-up)
-I've slowly been able to add resistance (I'm at about 5) now
-My heart rate usually stays at about 155-160
30 minutes on the treadmill (walking, I hate to run)
-My speed is usually b/w 3.5-3.7
-My incline is usually b/w 8-9
-My heart rates is usually stays around the 140 range
-3 minute cool down
Every other day I do strength training for my upper & lower body (it takes about 1/2 hour to complete)
I figured that with an 1hr's worth of cardio my body would be dropping all kinds of weight or at least inches since I NEVER exercise. But nothing, nadda! It's very disheartening and I'm about to give up. Is 2 months not enough time to see results? I know muscle weighs more than fat but after 2 months I should see some kind of results, right?
Please help, I'm at my wits end.