Thank you so much! I super appreciate all the help.
Okay, I’m pretty convinced. I’ll lessen my cardio and I’ll focus more on strength training and dieting. I’ll also try to have a more active lifestyle (taking the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.). I made a new schedule.
MONDAY and FRIDAY: full body strength training and stretching
TUESDAY and THURSDAY: cardio and stretching
WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY: rest!
For strength training:
Chest: Dumbbell Bench Press, Straight Arm Dumbbell Pullover
Hamstrings: Dumbbell Lunges, Flutter Kicks
Lower Back: Superman, Stiff- Legged Deadlift
Middle Back: Bent-Over Two Dumbbell Row
Quadriceps: Iron Cross, Dumbbell Squat
Shoulders: Shoulder Press, Arm Circles
Traps: Standing Dumbbell Upright Row
Triceps: Bench Dips
Abs: Bicycle, Bent Knee Hip Raises, Side Bridge, Crunches, Stomach Vacuum
Biceps: Dumbbell Alternating Bicep Curl
Calves: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise
Forearms: Seated Dumbbell Palms Up/Down Curl
Is this better? How long should my cardio sessions last? How would I know when it’s time for me to do more strength training and more/ less cardio? How would I know if what I’m doing is working or not?
Btw, I plan on starting to train for boxing again. Is that okay? I kind of miss it already. I used to practice 3 times a week but stopped about 3 months ago. That means I'll be doing cardio every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Eric: I read an article on cardio overtraining and I couldn’t help but laugh at myself because I feel/felt almost all of the symptoms which were mentioned there. I guess I was kind of obsessing about getting the body I want to have so I forced myself to do cardio every single day and kept on doing it even if I already felt uncomfortable. I’m such a loser! Haha! I just really have to accept that it takes more than just a few weeks to reach my goal. I guess it took Jessica Alba and other people as hot as she is several months or even years to get their bodies. I should’ve been more conscious about my body and health a long time ago!
IronKitten: Honestly, I’m still not sure if I’m eating right. She says I’m doing fine but sometimes I think I’m not doing so well. I love eating but I’m really not so relaxed when I eat. I’m scared that I might overeat or eat too little. It would help me a lot if she gave me an example of what and exactly how much I should eat the entire day. I’ll try to give her a call soon. Oh, and, is that you in your avatar? Wow.