Originally Posted by CityGirl8
You might want to take it easy with the workouts for a few weeks until you're adapted. Then, instead of lots of cardio which isn't really conducive to weight loss, try a strength plan--lifting if you have access to a gym or bodyweight strength training if you don't. Building muscle will help you increase your metabolism, as well as the more obvious benefit of helping to lower BF% and enabling you to do more things you want to do.
Mark's Daily Apple has a great basic plan that has you strength training twice a week (for less than 30 minutes), lots of moderate movement (3–5 hours a week) like walking, golfing, yard work, and then adding sprint sessions when you're ready: Primal Workout
There's a link in that page to his Primal Blueprint Fitness ebook that's broken, but if you sign up for his newsletter you can it get for free.
Thank you. Wow, you guys are amazing, really.
Here's the thing, I did A LOT of strength training, weight lifting etc, so I already have a decent muscle mass underneath this layer of fat
I'm not too weak, for example I can easily bench press 220 lbs (I know, it's a stupid guy thing to brag about it, but it makes me happy lol ). I'll try to see if my scale can give me a body fat %, not sure how accurate the scales are though when it comes to that.
So, the plan right now is to build up my cardio a bit, for about two weeks, of either walking fast, jogging, elliptical, whatever I chose that day, and then do cardio 3 times per week and the weight lifting other 3 days and have one day off to recuperate. I know how important the strength training is, so that's definitely the next step, right now this cardio is helping me with my anxiety issues.
But I think I know what you mean about my body adapting. It's a big difference to try and do some exercising while eating a low carb diet.
Now, I don't know if this is all in my head but I feel....lighter. I've lost only 3 pounds, but my whole body after about a week of this feels different. Almost like my body got more flexible, but how could that be in just 7 days?