Hi all, I'm new here, but have lurked for a little bit and gotten some really good info and insight from you all. I've come up with a few questions though about my workout that hopefully you guys can help me out with.
First a little about me to let you know where I'm coming from. I'm a pretty active guy that generally likes to play sports, exercise and be outside. Back in December I had to have shoulder surgery to repair what my doc called one of the worst bankhart lesions he'd ever seen. During that time I obviously couldn't do much in the way of exercise since I had my shoulder strapped to my body until around the first of March. The result was some unwanted lbs. Fast forward to today and I'm about a month in to picking up swimming, and love it by the way!
My goal is to basically trim up, get fit, and stay fit.
My workout consists of swimming 1600m, mainly doing freestyle(b/c of my shoulder), with 400m or so with paddles and a pull buoy. Starting out it was taking about an hour to complete this task; however, as I've gained confidence and stamina I've been able to wittle it down to 45min, and plan on adding distance to make up the time. I used to do at least 30 min of cardio post swimming as well, but have recently changed it up to add more of a weight workout(lots of pushups/pullups/plyometrics/arm workout) in instead of the cardio.
Here's my issue, and please feel free to comment or suggest some different things that I can do. While I'm not tied to the scale by any means, I'd like to be able to jump on it once a week or so and notice the numbers going down. I eat between 1500-2000 calories a day and haven't seen a change in the scale yet. However, I can definitely tell, and been told that I'm starting to look slimmer, which is definitely a plus. I would just like to occasionally get on the scale and seem different numbers(hopefully smaller!). Can anyone help me out with some suggestions?
Thanks in advance!