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Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women

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author image Anna Waldrop
Anna Waldrop began working as a freelance writer in 2008. Her work appears is the Saint Paul "Pioneer Press" as well as "The Oracle." She worked as a personal trainer and holds a certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Minnesota in 2004.
Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women
A 30-pound weight loss requires total lifestyle changes. Photo Credit Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

A 30-pound weight loss over the course of three months requires an average of a 10-pound weight loss per month. This requires a total revamp of your habits, including a healthy diet and exercise plan. There are many workout programs to help you lose fat, but you must ensure that you can lose weight permanently through a series of lifestyle changes.

Count Calories

Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women
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Losing 30 pounds in three months requires an average weight loss of 2.5 pounds per week. Since 1 pound of fat equals 3,500 calories, you must eliminate 8,750 calories per week, or 1,250 per day. This is a significant calorie reduction that should be done through a combination of exercise and diet.

Journal

Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women
You must log your daily eating habits and physical activity. Photo Credit Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

You must log your daily eating habits and physical activity. It is very difficult to remember every single food and beverage you consume and exactly how long you exercise daily without writing it down. Since the goal is to eradicate 1,250 calories a day, a daily log can help you achieve this.

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Strength Training

Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women
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Begin a weight-training program. Many women avoid this out of fear of becoming bulky, but women do not produce the testosterone to build big muscles the way men do. It not only gives your body shape and tone, but you improve your resting metabolism. Since your goal is a 30-pound weight loss in three months, try to strength train six days a week. You should work your chest, arms, shoulders, back and abs one day, and work your hamstrings, quadriceps, buttocks and calves the next.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Exercise Plan to Lose Up to 30 Pounds in Three Months for Women
Aim for at least 45 to 60 minutes of cardio intervals a day, six days a week. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Begin a cardiovascular training plan. This will elevate your heart rate, burn calories and increase your metabolism. Use interval training during your cardio workouts. This involves the expenditure of short bursts of energy to burn calories. Sprinting, bicycle racing, dancing, skiing and swimming are all effective exercises to incorporate intervals. Try mixing these workouts together or changing them every week or two so you do not get bored. Aim for at least 45 to 60 minutes of cardio intervals a day, six days a week.

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