I exercise regularly (usually sit-ups, lunges, etc...) and run three days a week. Regular exercise I get anywhere from 20-60 minutes 5-7 times a week. I feel like I'm pushing myself hard; I'm definately working up a sweat...once a week at least I try to do 2 minutes of cardio in between each set. Running: I do a speed interval run, about 3 miles, a long run, 5-6 miles and a recovery run, 2-3 miles. I average a 10 minutes mile.
I'm just stuck! I have a traditional pear shaped body, and can't seem to make a dent on thinning my hips. I'm not trying to lose weight, just lose some body fat and gain muscle. I don't have a lot of free time (obviously, with a 3 year old!) and I don't have the extra cash to join a gym or hire a personal trainer.
Any ideas or tips? I'm starting to get super frustrated and lose my motivation to keep going.
Answer by Razzle_Dazzle30 at 7:10 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
Definately try mixing it up some. Your body gets use to a particular routine and it won't respond. At first yes, but if you repeatedly do the same thing, you'll hit a standstill.
I like work out videos. P90 is really good. It's one of my favorite. Plus using light wieghts with high reps really builds your muscels out.
Hope this helps.
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