I have a cardio question... Well, first let me give you a little background. I am 5'4 150lbs. I know that may sound a little heavy but I am just a heavy girl. I am a size 6. But anyways, I have been working out consistently for 3 weeks and I have gained 2 lbs. My eating has been clean but I think I was eating too much food including too much protein. So I am now shooting for 1500 calories a day and 60- 140 grams of protein.
But also, I am wondering if I am doing too much cardio... I work out about 4-5 days a week, on Lifting days I do 17-20 min cardio by walking on an extreme incline on the treadmill. And on non-lifting days I do about 40-1 hr. of different intense cardio.
Is that too much or should I add something else. I would really like to lose 10 lbs, lean out and drop a size in a couple of months.
(I am not only doing this until summer and then quitting. I am really making this a lifestyle, but I want to get right by summer)