To lose weight? 3 x a week horse riding for 45 mins to an hour plus mucking out etc and half a mile walk 3 x a week gym. I do a programme of 30 mins interval cardio and 30 mins weights. I come out dripping and always push myself hard. Programme is done by qualified trainer
Well your exercise regime sounds great, the weight training will build muscle (firm you up and burn more calories) and the interval training is great for burning fat, all the riding and mucking out will also burn plenty of calories and tone you up. Add this to a sensible diet and you should definitely lose weight and look smaller and tighter.
One word of warning...with those kind of activity levels you may find you need and would benefit from, more carbs than p2t advocates (if I understand correctly it is basically v low carb no?) Try adding in perhaps some porridge for breakfast and some carbs to your lunch, just skip the carbs after 4pm.
Hah hard question!! I am technically quite a bit overweight but even my GP says i weigh a lot heavier than I look as I am quite toned and muscled I am 5'11 and 15 stone size 14 top and 16 bottom. I'd like to be 13 stone, but I am happy to just be fitter and toned and lose inches rather than weight
I think that's the healthiest way to approach it, weight can be deceptive when it comes to body fat and fitness! Are you planning on keeping up the exercise regime long term? And what about the diet? It sounds as if it has worked very well for you so far, a good steady weight loss, was that achieved before you started the pt and all the riding etc?
Yep was riding but not going to gym when I lost it. I hope to keep up the gym as I enjoy it, have had a lightbulb moment that my body is designed to sweat and work, plus it clears my head PT is a friend mates rates at £15, she can't come to every session but can review programme as and when