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Does anyone workout 2-3 hours a day?


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I work out 2-3 hours a day, but it's training for my sport (triathlon).

I have some friends that started a sport, didn't count calories at all, and just made an initiative to eat healthier (1 cookie... not 12!! oatmeal for breakfast... not poptarts) and slimmed down very, VERY much. 

I honestly suggest ditching the calories, take up a training plan (for whatever, running, cycling, weightlifting, swimming, soccer, whatever!) and STICK TO IT. Make a conscience effort to eat healthy (note, the hyped-up sugar-free/fat-free chemical ladden products aren't healthy) Vegetarian can mean healthy and well-balanced, but it can also mean extremely-high in refined-carbs diet. It just depends on your choices. 

I'm 5'6" /121 and got here by quick walking 10 to 15 km a day, no cheating. It takes about 2 hours to cover that distance. And also don't just count the time, keep count of the distance, speed and heart rate, there are pedometers and heart rate monitors for that purpose.

Thanks.

I can go about 4 miles in 40 mins on the treadmill.

I don't eat bread or pasta. Today for breakfast I had a vegetable fruit smoothie and a few hours later I had palak paneer which is curried spinach with cubed cottage cheese and basmati rice. I drink water with my meals and when I am not drinking water, I have fruit juice such as organic lemonade or apple juice.

I'm just wondering how I can increase my energy to  run longer?  maybe power bars? my dad takes them when he goes cycling.  I'm also thinking about doing the whole body cleanse because i lost about 6 pounds last time I did it.

I'm surprised no one has asked you what your current intake is. How many calories are you currently consuming? If you're undereating, it would explain a lot of your difficulties.

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What kind of whole body cleanse is it? I can't think of a single "cleanse" that I consider healthy... most involve a couple days drinking only nasty mixtures, better to just eat clean.

What dreadfulpenny said- what's your intake right now? 

I think powerbars on runs are gross... I can do them on a bike (where I bike 2.5+ hours), but on a run that's usually <1hour, I don't take anything and eat when I'm done. 

Even though fruit is healthy.. eating too much is bad... it still has sugars in it.. and fruit juice doesnt have the fiber from raw fruit... could be eating too much fruit?

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Original Post by misssmartypants:

 

Apparently working out for an hour is doing nothing.  I do circut training and then run on the treadmill. I'm also a vegetarian.  Sometimes, i'll slip up and eat a high calorie meal but i rarely eat junk food, maybe once a week. I'm thinking I'm not working out enough, because I haven't been 126lbs since May 2008.  I am currently 132 at 5'6.  My goal is 120, maybe 118lbs. It took me a month to lose 3 pounds. I'm so frustrated.

Could you please recommend other excercises to lose weight faster? how to avoid cravings? foods to give me more energy to stay at the gym longer? Do you think I should do the whole body cleanse to speed up the process?

your body has probably got used to the exercise routine you are doing and adapted itself to your routine and become much more efficient at storing fat and using energy

maybe you should try HIIT training, you only need to do 20 - 25 minutes 3 times per week with a day off in between HIIT days to recover (although you could probably do some other exercises, maybe toning up your muscles on your recover days as long as you dont over do it, I play squash and golf on my recover days for example), and it will help confuse your body and it will burn more fat reserves

Be careful though because even though its a short routine it is very intense which is what you need for the HIIT to take effect.

Have a read in the following articles.

http://www.intervaltraining.net/index.html

http://caloriecount.about.com/hiit-thread-pos t-all-questions-routines-ft143813

also do a search here for HIIT training

Of course make sure you are also eating healthy with a calorie intake deficit

Good luck :)

 

If you are doing the same work out every day your body will get used to it and it won't do anything for it. My suggestion is to change up your routine and make sure to add in weights and outdoor activities as well.

kev 100, I am going to look into the interval training. Thanks

 

As far as my calorie intake is concerned, I find it tedious to count calories, I just stick to vegetables, tofu, fruit, granola, black beans, almonds, and rice.   Just recently took out cheese. I've been drinking mostly water  and taking my supplements.

 

This morning I had two granola bars and orange juice. Honey and Oats from nature valley...

I went to the gym around 12:30pm, ran 1.5 miles and then did 30 mins of circut training.

I cooked lunch. I steamed baby carrots, broccoli, and spring salad in a teriyaki sauce and virgin olive oil. i added onion powder and black pepper. Drank water.

For dinner, I had small portions of sweet potatoe, broccoli in a holiday sauce, rice, baby carrots,  cornbread. I regret eating that cornbread though. Drank water.

 

Since I've been doing circut training I decreased the amount of running. I used to run and speedwalk for 4 miles but was told to add circut training to my routine.Tomorrow morning, I will run 3 miles and do the same amount of circut training.

I think I just need to find balance.

 

Original Post by tryatri:

What kind of whole body cleanse is it? I can't think of a single "cleanse" that I consider healthy... most involve a couple days drinking only nasty mixtures, better to just eat clean.

What dreadfulpenny said- what's your intake right now? 

I think powerbars on runs are gross... I can do them on a bike (where I bike 2.5+ hours), but on a run that's usually <1hour, I don't take anything and eat when I'm done. 

 The whole body cleanse is sold at whole foods and wild by nature market. They are multivitamins that elimnated toxins.

Original Post by kev100:

Original Post by misssmartypants:

 

Apparently working out for an hour is doing nothing.  I do circut training and then run on the treadmill. I'm also a vegetarian.  Sometimes, i'll slip up and eat a high calorie meal but i rarely eat junk food, maybe once a week. I'm thinking I'm not working out enough, because I haven't been 126lbs since May 2008.  I am currently 132 at 5'6.  My goal is 120, maybe 118lbs. It took me a month to lose 3 pounds. I'm so frustrated.

Could you please recommend other excercises to lose weight faster? how to avoid cravings? foods to give me more energy to stay at the gym longer? Do you think I should do the whole body cleanse to speed up the process?

your body has probably got used to the exercise routine you are doing and adapted itself to your routine and become much more efficient at storing fat and using energy

maybe you should try HIIT training, you only need to do 20 - 25 minutes 3 times per week with a day off in between HIIT days to recover (although you could probably do some other exercises, maybe toning up your muscles on your recover days as long as you dont over do it, I play squash and golf on my recover days for example), and it will help confuse your body and it will burn more fat reserves

Be careful though because even though its a short routine it is very intense which is what you need for the HIIT to take effect.

Have a read in the following articles.

http://www.intervaltraining.net/index.html

http://caloriecount.about.com/hiit-thread-pos t-all-questions-routines-ft143813

also do a search here for HIIT training

Of course make sure you are also eating healthy with a calorie intake deficit

Good luck :)

 

 I'm going to try high intensity interval training tomorrow!

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Original Post by misssmartypants:

kev 100, I am going to look into the interval training. Thanks

 

As far as my calorie intake is concerned, I find it tedious to count calories,

You may find it helpful to count your calories for a couple weeks, I have been doing it and now I know after a few weeks what calories are in what foods I eat, and what portions to eat, I still count as I find it interesting and helpful,

But not only that it will tell you the percentage of what food types you are eating which is important, protein, carbs and fat.

 

I love HIIT! I have been doing high intensity interval training on the treadmill along with circut training. I notice  that I am getting toned and lost an inch off my hips but it is still taking me a long time to lose pounds. Maybe I have alot of muscle?

On the brighter side, I went to Macy''s, tried on several pairs of jeans and can fit into a size 2 or 26. How I did that without losing an excessive amount of weight, i do not know. My hip measurement is now 35 inches.

I love HIIT! I have been doing high intensity interval training on the treadmill along with circut training. I notice  that I am getting toned and lost an inch off my hips but it is still taking me a long time to lose pounds. Maybe I have alot of muscle?

On the brighter side, I went to Macy''s, tried on several pairs of jeans and can fit into a size 2 or 26. How I did that without losing an excessive amount of weight, i do not know.  My hip measurement is now 35 inches.

Cross training? During an average week my exercises include, playing football, running, swimming, cycling, a combination of lifting weights and core exercises.

Original Post by misssmartypants:

This morning I had two granola bars and orange juice. Honey and Oats from nature valley...

I cooked lunch. I steamed baby carrots, broccoli, and spring salad in a teriyaki sauce and virgin olive oil. i added onion powder and black pepper. Drank water.

For dinner, I had small portions of sweet potatoe, broccoli in a holiday sauce, rice, baby carrots,  cornbread. I regret eating that cornbread though. Drank water.

I know this is a zombie thread and all, but JFC, there's zero protein in there.

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