I've been talking about my workouts lately, because if I keep talking about it, it will help encourage me to continue my workouts and stay consistent. My first night, I did 10 minutes walking the treadmill, 10 minutes on the bike, and then I came to the elliptical machine. I did 8 minutes, and then my heart rate got to a point that I was worried, so I stopped.
The second night, I did 10 minutes on all the machines. On the third night, I increased my time to 12 minutes.
Today, my wife sent me some research that showed that incorporating brief "sprints" into the workout can increase the rate of weight-loss, as well as help increase insulin efficacy (I've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, so this can reverse it and get me out of danger). So, tonight, I did 10 minutes on the bike to warm up, then did a 30 second burst, followed by a 4:30 recovery. Then I did it again. I did a total of 20 minutes on the bike. Then, to the treadmill. 30 second sprint, 4:30 recovery, 30 second sprint, 6:30 recovery. 12 minutes on the treadmill. 12 minutes on the elliptical (no sprints), then a 2 minute cool down on the treadmill again. Total time: 46 minutes.
I'm really starting to feel good about myself. I've started to see results in weight loss, and yesterday when I got dressed for church, my shirt fit better and my pants were too big. This is exciting.