So, the question is “how do I lose the excess love handles”?
I guess my bigger question is how do I lose the excessive fat and stay strong?
It sucks purple canal water that I cannot find an answer or at least a path towards an answer. All I want to know is other than (and yes, my diet is in check for the avg everyday individual and no I’m not going to compete in any competion)diet a major part, what else can I do?
do I do every other day of weight lifting with Sunday off. ie tues and thurs only lifting weights and Mon, Wed and Fri, as well as the wknd doing aerobic/cardio exercises?
It’s like at times I have information overload. I’m not a body builder, a professional athlete or even a college whatever. What I am is someone who wants to stay in shape and perhaps move to greater lenghts, even if it is nothing more than personal.
If I start off with doing aerobic/cardio every three days and lift on two will I get there. I would like the gf to look at me with a wink and someday do a mid 50 minute 10k. Where do I start and does these exercise exsist? Am I being reasonable or should I pack it in and head the fast food joint?
I may not be fat or a lot out of shape but I am somewhat lost/confused?[/quote]
No, don’t “pack it in and head to the fast food joint” if you’re serious about this. If you don’t look have the body you’re after within a few weeks, do not be shocked, think “this is pointless,” and then head to the fast food joint.
Expect it to take years to get what you consider to be the perfect body. So how do you motivate yourself between workouts, since you won’t see instant results? Well, that’s a good question. I’d imagine lots of people have different motivations. For me it’s wanting to lift heavier (or for more reps) than last week. That’s something which increases nicely as a beginner, so I find it to be very good at motivating me - okay, I lied, I love going to the gym, but wanting to lift heavier than last week makes me try harder than I otherwise would.
Anyway, since this is going to take you years, it’s okay not to see progress for a few weeks - what I’m saying is, don’t sweat experimentation. If it takes you a month or two to get your diet just right, then so be it. At least you’ll understand your body better, which is ultimately going to help.
Read the articles around the site geared towards fat loss - reading other articles, particularly regarding nutrition, wouldn’t hurt. Everyone (right?) wants to keep lean body mass when they lose fat, so the articles will almost certainly cover that concern of yours. Just because you don’t want to be a pro body builder does not mean the techniques do not apply to you. You take your body as far as you want to take it, it’s as simple as that.