I found this site by accident and have to say there is a lot of useful info on here. I have a few quesitons. I'm a female and just recently started working out. Well, about 6 months ago. I did great at first, lost weight, lost inches and firmed up...a little. Since I have kids, I have a couple problem areas. I've been doing some weight training but I keep getting conflicting advice. Some people I talk to say "to burn fat, stick with more cardio than weight training until you are the size you want to be". Then some say "no no no, weight training burns more fat than cardio so do more free weights than cardio." Then I get people telling me that since I'm a woman, cardio is important b/c i won't get results without it.
So, which way is better? I've been stuck at the same weight for like 2 months now and it's a bit discouraging after I dropped all that weight so fast. I have changed my routine a couple times, but right now I'm doing total body training twice a week and cardio 4 times a week.