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Old 09-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Smile Workout Schedule Suggestions Please :)?

Hi everyone! I need some help coming up with a workout schedule, so i'm thinking a little background might help first. I'm 27, 5'6, and I weigh 135 lbs. I have always been pretty thin and able to lose weight rather quickly when I try, but lately I have been getting lazy with it : / . I would like to lose weight and tone up. I used to workout everyday and my workouts consisted of pilates, 6-7 days a week and I would alternate between the 20 min and 50 min workout, about 30 mins on the treadmill everyday and 100 crunches/side crunches a night to tone my tummy and sides. I haven't worked out in awhile, but I want to start trying to get pregnant in the next few months and I want to get my body in tip top shape before I do so! I have done some research and read that 30 mins of cardio, 5 days a week is ideal. Here are the questions I have:

1. Is it ok to do cardio everyday? If so, for how long?

2. Should I start doing Pilates everyday again?

3. Here are the workouts I would to incorporate:Yoga, Pilates, and crunches. For cardio, I would like to alternate between Zumba, Elliptical, and mini trampoline (no treadmill).

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Please include how many days/how long I should do each type of workout, and which workouts I should do on the same day! Thank you in advance everyone!

 
Old 09-06-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Workout Schedule Suggestions Please :)?

I think you are on the right track, but do not work out every day. Your body NEEDS recovery days. I would incorporate some strength training as well. But be sure you take days off in order to maximize your ability to lose, get into good shape, and for your body to recover.
Also 100 crunches is pointless. Learn some new ab and core exercises and you will do less with much better results. And have a lot more fun too! Diversity is they key to staying interested and to keep your body toned all over. I have a series of different ab and core exercises I do, never going over 3 sets of 12 on any of them and my abs are rock hard.

 
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:10 AM   #3
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Re: Workout Schedule Suggestions Please :)?

Thank you so much for the advice,I really appreciate it! After reading this, I decided to ditch the crunches!

 
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Re: Workout Schedule Suggestions Please :)?

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Thank you so much for the advice,I really appreciate it! After reading this, I decided to ditch the crunches!
You do not have to ditch the crunches completely, you just do not need to do 100 of them.

 
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