I'm adding a bit more cardio to my game plan. I really don't need any more lean mass. I have plenty of that so I'm not going to overplay the strength aspect but concentrate on revving up the furnace aerobically. To that end, I got on a stationary bike last week on a day I didn't have any cardio classes. Ugh! Man, I hate those things but it was either sit around and moan or do something, anything to get some action in.
Hey, remember, I'm doing a plan thats right for me. some of you may need to work on the strength portion for your body. I have no issue with bone density or muscle strength. Just whats around the bones & muscle.
I hope everyone gets that those calorie counters on these machines aren't very accurate. 'Cuz they're not. You would need to punch in your weight, height, age, gender etc. and even then, it's mot accurate. The machine itself doesn't take into consideration the warm-up and cool down. So don't go on about how many calories you just burned on the machine, be it treadmill, bike, elliptical or what have you. Just put some effort into the workout and be glad you did something for yourself. Ok?
I'm going to start a food journal too. It's amazing what you see when you write down everything you put into your mouth. Kind of a rude awakening really.
To keep a food journal, you need to write down the amount of what you ingest. Every slurp, lick, sip, taste. No faking. It'll open your eyes to what your really doing. You can go for just 1 day or even up to a week if you want. No matter how long a journal you keep, I'm sure it'll surprise you.
There are plenty of phone apps out there, plus the jawbone or fitbit and on-line caloric measurement sites to calculate it all out for you. find one you can deal with and be honest about it. It really is an eye-opener.
Good luck, keep dancing and PEACE