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Don't know what Im doing wrong but have been working out now for 1 month and little results what im I doing wrong?? It makes me so upset that I work out hard and then go to work and really work hard but seeing no results what im I doing wrong..Thanks alot for your advice..

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Hey Sunny...discouragement can really kick us in the butt sometimes! The biggest challenge is deciding which way you will let it affect you! You need to consider that positive first...then decide what you will do to change it! The positive part of this is that you are working hard...and making health choices. Like Devon said, it's hard to be specific because I am not sure what you are doing currently but I will tell you this: it typically takes 6-8 weeks to see results in your new routine! You might see muscular strength and endurance changes faster than that, but if you are hitting it hard then you have to be a little bit patient...I KNOW I KNOW, you don't want to hear that, but it's kind of part of the deal. If you are eating healthy and watching your diet (see diet tracker on AH) and you are implementing a hefty lifting plan with some intense cardio, you should see changes very soon. Keep your head up- if you would like more specifics, let me know what you are currently doing! Let's do this...you have a great support group on AH and you are on the right track! YOU ROCK

Liz Mathie 7.2k
3 years ago
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no offense hun, excuses are excuses!
if you want the weight loss bad enough you will accommodate yourself to eat properly. your son's restaurant surely has the ingredients to put together a healthy meal. or preparing your meals in advance then packing them with you so you are sure of what you are eating and not making some guesstimate at a McDonald's or the like.

and yes, if you are green to resistance training; hiring a PT with follow up research online will be a huge benefit.

my suggestion would be a 3 day split for resistance/weight training, while maintaining the cardio for 5 days.
ex.
mon - weights/ cardio 20 min. x2 a day
tues - cardio 20 min. x2 a day
wed - weights/ cardio 20 min. x2 a day
thurs - cardio 20 min. x 2 a day
fri - weights/ cardio 20 min. x2 a day
sat - off(optional cardio 20 min. x2 a day)\
sun - OFF

btw, the workout planner on this site is fantastic! check it out, you will find it most useful.

you got this!

yours in health & strength...


3 years ago
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It could be a lot of things.......What are you eating? How much are you eating? What does your workout routine consist of? What are you trying to accomplish? Without knowing these things it is hard to help point you in the right direction....

Devon Greer 2.9k
3 years ago
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Hi Sunny!
Glad you are on the right track! I totally understand how you are feeling because I went through it in my weight loss quest. I lost quite a bit but in the beginning it was hard and discouraging. Liz is very right. It takes 6-8 weeks to see noticeable changes this is why so many give up. They don't allow themselves the time to get to that point. Once you get over that hurdle you'll be surprised how awesome the journey is!
Diet is the key. Since your food choices are limited I would suggest you make a list of healthy foods you can eat and what their benefits are. I'll be honest and say mashed potatoes with cheese wont be on it. Count your calorie intake vs burn. When I went through my weight loss I kept my calorie intake low and expenditure high. It worked well for me and others I know. Try the calorie tracker here on ATH!
Good luck in your journey and please don't give up! You're worth it!
Jacqui

Jacqui Olsen 11k
3 years ago
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substitute the mashed with cheese for sweet potatoes and brown rice and you'll be headed in a much more worthwhile direction.

I may have missed this answer, but do you train with weights? resistance training is really the only way to make impactful changes to your body composition. most women have a fear of weights as they think they will "bulk up" like a Ms. Olympia, but in reality that is very, very far fetched!

don't give up, it takes about 3-4 months before the changes really start to kick in. persistence is key! You don't mind, cause it just doesn't matter...nothing too it but to do it!

YOU WILL GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, JUST HANG IN THERE!!!!

best of luck!

yours in health & strength...


3 years ago
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Hello Sunny,

Working out is only part of the equation. You have be willing to change what you are doing outside of the gym too. This means that you need to take a long hard look at what your goals are and set realistic expectations. If you're trying to lose weight and your only working out and not changing your diet then you will probably never see the results that you're looking for. You have to make serious overall changes to see serious overall results. Make sure that you are consistent with your workouts and that you changing your eating habits as well.

Keep at it and you will see results, just remember that working out alone usually won't be enough to bring about major changes.

Ken Cutcher 66k
3 years ago
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Just got back from working out I try and workout everyday except Sunday's I do the Elliptical everyday I go to the gym im now up to level 3 and working out at 40 to 50 min.i walk between 3.5 to 4.0 I have been a member for a month now love the gym but so upset no results..Im limited to what I can eat so I have been eating a lot of mashed potato with cheese on them I have a bad gallbladder with stones so the dr.told me to watch what I eat I eat eggs for breakfast somedays but today Im trying out something different hope it wont make me sick.but found a different diet and seeing how it works today..but thanks for all the help

sunnymarielee 1.8k
3 years ago
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I try and work out everyday except sunday for cardio I have only done weights 3 times since I have joined the gym..Im trying very hard to watch What I eat but it is hard to do when your always on the go plus my Son owns a restaurant that I work at..But Im really trying hard..Like today when I was working out on the ecllpitall my legs started to hurt but kept on going for 50 minutes. I guess I need a personal trainer to help me figure out what kind of weights I need to be dong and how many does anyone know that question or help me out?? Thanks for all the support and advice that means alot to me to help me hang in there and keep going and nice to meet you all..

sunnymarielee 1.8k
3 years ago
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I think you have a great idea Sunny! Hire a trainer to get you started and check in with once in a while. If you have never done this sort of thing it is very difficult to know how to go about things. A trainer can get you started in the right direction and help keep you moving forward toward your goals. It is difficult for people that don't know you, your goals, your fitness level and your diet to tell you what to do but sharing that information with your trainer is the best path to your goals!
Living "On The Go" is difficult but it can be done!!

Jacqui Olsen 11k
3 years ago
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1 month and you are expecting miraculous changes? How long did it take you to get out of shape? I'm betting it was longer than a month? This is something that can take years and years to get to the shape you actually want to be in. I was seeing small changes after 5-6 months but nothing big until almost 2 years of working out.

Have patience, keep chipping away and remember Rome wasn't built in a day.

Greg Peterson 14k
3 years ago

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