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I wanna keep going
Aug 3, 2016
First, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I am working out and dieting for weight loss and general health, but my question isn't regarding my diet or workout, but the nutrition I need to sustain my activities.

I'm very happy with both my diet and exercise. I feel full, I enjoy my routine, and I'm loosing weight at a rate of 5lbs over 4 weeks. I've adjusted it quite a bit, but now it's stable and I want to dot the I's and cross the T's, so to speak.

So ... about me. I'm 6'2" tall. 115 lbs, down from 120 when I got serious about this a month ago. I'm also 43 years old. My resting heart rate is 59 BPM. 15 years ago I was extremely active in my career, and considered myself very healthy and fit. Over the last 15 years, up until about 5 years ago, my activity decreased substantially, and over the last 5 years I've been sitting behind a desk. I think during my prime I weighed about 195-200, and while I didn't have huge muscles, I was very toned.

My current routine ... I walk on a treadmill Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 3.7 MPH on a 6% incline for one hour. I just increased it to 6%, from 4% on Monday, and it feels good. My heart rate went from about 135-145 highs. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, I work out with five different machines. They focus on the arms, chest, back, and abs. I adjust the weights so that I can barely do 6 reps (forgive me if I use the wrong terminology), then half the weight and do 15 reps before moving to the next machine. I do this with all five machines, four times, though the weight is significantly less towards the end. It takes about 45 minutes, and I end up getting about 30 minutes of cardio out of it. I take Sunday off. :)

I'm kinda strange, in that eating the same thing over and over doesn't really bother me. My diet consists of a fried egg sandwich with two eggs, mayo, pepper, on rye bread for breakfast, and two large cups of coffee with cream and Splenda. For lunch I have 2 protein smoothies for 300 calories and 50 grams of protein. I think it's whey based. Then for dinner I have a 6oz Sockeye Salmon, two sides of broccoli, and a house salad with oil and vinegar. Dinner is right after my workout.

On Saturday and Sunday, I change out the salmon with a 10oz Filet. I also take a men's 1-a-day vitamin every day for guys over fourty.

So, right now I think I'm riding the newbie wave, and my body hasn't realized yet that I'm probably doing to much cardio. When it does, I'm afraid that weight loss will stagnate. I'm also concerned that I'm not getting the right nutritional needs to sustain this activity, and if anybody can lend some advice, I'd love to hear it. My gym time is fun, and I want to get the most out of it.

Thanks in advance, and I look forward to getting to know you guys! :)

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