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Old 02-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3
CookieJewel HB User
Re: New to Exercise, want to do it right!

Thanks so much for the advice! I am doing my cardio at least six times per week. I am going back for the Total Gym at least five afternoons per week as well. I found I wasn't able to do as many reps at the higher elevation so I lowered it to the second to the lowest level for my upper body and I can do the full number. It feels kind of weenie right now, but I know I'll build up. I also know it's better to do more reps at lower resistance now and build up my strength and then I can go to the higher levels. It doesn't all happen at once.

My focus is to lose weight, but I also know that I have to start building and toning muscle now, so I'm not leaving weights out of it completely. I feel good, and every time I move a muscle and it's a bit sore I'm happy. It's not cry out pain, but at least I know I'm doing something for the first time that's good for my body!