"I am a 26 year old female who is 5'5", 121 lbs. I am pretty athletic but I want to lose about 5 lbs. I work out 3-4 days a week. I do spinning mainly and lift a little before I go in. I'm kinda stuck at the weight I'm at and I know I need to change things up but I don't know what to do. Any thoughts?"
– Cari Lee
The first thing that comes to mind is why you would want to lose 5 lbs. Your weight, at 5'5", sounds like a pretty healthy weight to me. Before you go off doing something stupid, I would have your body fat to lean mass ratio checked. (Most certified fitness professionals can perform this task) Your body fat percentage should be between 14 and 18 percent. If it is, forget losing any weight. Fat, not weight, is what we want to rid our bodies of. So, please throw those hunks of metal you keep stubbing youre toe on out the window. Looking at the scale for results is reserved for absolute idiots and I know youre not one of them. With that said, changing your routine up is actually quite simple. Before you go into Spinning® class do more than a little strength training (mostly large muscle group stuff) and hit the treadmill for some weight bearing aerobic exercise, and youll see those pounds melt off like Northern Colorado snow in springtime. Thanks for e-mailing me keep them coming!
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