Re: Need to lose weight by the summer
Hi there! Doing those exercises are a good start, but you will really need to do more to see good results. First, start off with some good cardio. I like to go running, but you can do anything that gets your heart pumping (walking, running, elliptical machine, bikining, sports, etc). I do 30 minutes about 5 times a week, but if you are lucky you may be able to get away with 3-4 times a week. In addition to your cardio exercise, keep up the exercises that you do and add in some more strength training. I like to use weight machines at the gym or buy smaller 10 pound weights at home to lift in different ways. You can use your body weight for exercises or add weights. I aim for work my lower body and upper body on alternating days, and work my abs most days. You'll also of cousre want to watch your diet. Aim to eat more fruits and veggies and lean meats, as well as healthy carbs. I avoid eating at restaurants too often or eating too many prepared meals since many have quite a bit of sodium and extras. A lot of prepared meals aren't made with whole wheat products and some have a lot of sugar too.
Best of luck to you!