[quote]Belle Curvy wrote:
I’ve dropped from 211 to 190, but I have not conquered my bad eating habits. I do try. I also am trying to do cardio but then I wonder if I have energy to do cardio after a workout then I didn’t workout hard enough. I think my head is in panic mode. I did go to the Biggest Loser website for a while, but I actually would love to achieve being muscular, not just slim. I am not the typical poster. But I do read and I keep falling and getting up, I just need to work smarter, not harder.
I think my question got lost in my rambling. I enjoy doing some cardio, but when do you do it? Do you do it completely separate or before or after lifting? Is HIIT better than steady state for fat people?
You sound like you are overthinking this. There are many ways to skin a cat. You have to find out what works best for you. Can you go to the gym in the morning to do cardio then hit the gym after work to do weight training? If so, then try that. If not, then do a longer session of steady state cardio on the days that you are not weight training, and maybe do 20 min of HIIT (including Tabatas) after you lift.
As far as diet is concerned, the trick is to have a plan and to stick to it. On the occasion that you have strayed, just get back on the path and keep on going. Neither building muscle nor weight loss is done in one hour or day. It is a long term trend of activities.