I'm trying to lose weight and I'm wondering if it's okay to do cardio and strength training on alternate days? I'm not sure which one I should be doing more of, but I've heard that both are important for weight loss.
I currently weigh about 200 pounds and my ultimate goal is to get down to 150 pounds. I don't have a lot of experience with exercise, but I've been trying to go to the gym at least three days a week for the past few months. I typically do about 30 minutes of cardio (usually the elliptical) and then some basic strength training exercises (like squats, lunges, push-ups, etc.) for another 20-30 minutes.
I'm not really seeing much progress, though, and I'm starting to get discouraged. I'm wondering if maybe I need to switch up my routine a bit and focus more on one type of exercise or the other. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!