I'm going to kick my post-partum program up a notch or two. This looked interesting!
Good Housekeeping--Printer friendly version: "Lose 20 Pounds Fast!
Lose 20 Pounds Fast!
So you've been wanting to slim down. Has it come to the point where you're saying, 'It's no longer an option. This weight has to go'? If so, you're on the right track; making the commitment is the first step. Here's the second: a simple, sensible exercise and eating plan. Follow our program* and drop those pounds in 90 days!
Month One: The Starting Line
Goal: to lose seven pounds
Time: three 40-minute sessions per week
Status report: This month you'll begin to burn calories, boost your metabolism and see inspiring results!
Cardio: Start with 20 minutes of heart-pumping movement -- go for a brisk walk, take a bike ride, jog, etc.
Target heart rate: 120 to 140 beats per minute. To determine, place your index finger on the artery between your collarbone and jawline. Count beats for one minute.
Strength/resistance: Next, perform the exercises starting on page 3. Start with a weight that's heavy enough so you 'fail' by the 10th rep (meaning your muscles are too tired to do another), counting to three when bringing the weights up and again when bringing them down.
Reps: one set of 10 "
For cardio I'm going to use Kari Anderson videos - the best on the market in my opinion!
This for abs every day!
and for weight training - The Firm!
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