Great advice from everybody! I'm going to contribute my 2 cents here since I'm someone who has lost 65lbs in the past 2 years and kept them off. I started the challenge today and also I'm studying to be a personal trainer so I do a lot of reading from different sources. Everyone is different and there is no one way of doing things, just like anything else in life. Why don't you try some cardio/plyometrics, those exercises really burn fat and help you keep your muscle because they are explosive. One 15-20 min. session every other day is all you need for cardio. I also love Zumba and I just do it whenever I have time to do cardio for a long time, is like a bonus. But seriously, a great cardio to do is plyometrics because you are using your own body weight. Sample exercises are: Burpees, Jumping Lunges, Jumping Squats, Jump rope, etc. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you some sample workouts that I do. Anybody reading this can email me I would love to help, we are all here to help and support each other aren't we? :-)
Thank you for your advice/input. The only problem I have is I have some nerve damage in my right foot, and it just kills me when I do high impact on it (ex: ZUMBA :( , the treadmill, running, jogging, etc.). I've tried the stationery bike (boring, but it didn't hurt @ all). I haven't tried the elyptical yet, but I will try that AND the stair climber.
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