how is my workout plan? help!
hi, im a 21 yr old female. i am 5"7, and around 132 lbs. I really want to tone up and lose a few pounds in the process. I just started working out again about two weeks ago. I have worked out on and off for awhile, but always ended up stopping completely. I think my problem is that I was doing too much too often before. I would be ridiculously worn out after my workouts. I would workout as intense as I could, borderline wanting to fall over. when I didnt see results after like a month, i just end up giving up. now im getting serious about it again, and i want to be smart this time and stay motivated.
my major concern is my legs. I HATE my flabby calves. no matter how thin ive been, my calves have always been big and flabby. i really really want nice legs. I also wouldnt mind slimming down my thighs, toning my butt and I have a little big of belly bulge id like to lose. my goal is to have some good results by christmas.
heres what ive been doing:
3-4 times a week- 30 min fast walking at 3.8-4.1 on treadmill and just 2 incline (was doing 4 until i read that that will make me gain lots of muscle)
20 pushups everyday
35 lunges (was doing everday, but iread on here that you shouldnt do them that often?)
chair leg lift/stretch excercise (10 on each leg) every day
leg stretch/ kick exercise (10 on each side) everyday
25 side cruches everyday
yoga move, leg stretch (sitting on floor, touching toes with both hands and holding for 30 seconds) 1 time for each leg everyday
as far as diet goes, i eat very well. im vegetarian and eat mostly healthy food. i dont count calories but my meals are balanced. it consists of beans, wheat breads, pita bread and hummus, yogurt, soy milk, fish, nuts, bananas, odwalla juices, salad, sometimes pasta, and a little dairy. would it be good for me to start counting calories? i typically eating high fiber cerials in the morning, like granola and raisens, is this not good?
any tips? please help! it would be greatly appreciated.