I am glad to hear that you do both ... aerobic exercise and strength training. The weight loss blog I participate in had a live chat several months ago with a nutritionist and a personal trainer. The trainer suggested doing aerobic first, followed by the training. Depending upon your personal condition, I recommend hitting legs and glutes the hardest. These, as you surely know, are the largest muscles in the body, therefore contribute the most to metabolism increase around-the-clock.I did a LOT of research into diet and exercise when I began my own journey in Sept 2007, at 199 lbs (I'm 5'3", by the way). Today I weighed myself; 137.4. I can't remember when I last weighed this; surely it's been over a decade.:-)Enjoy your workout!
Oh yes...it felt good to be sweating again. I actually have to avoid a lot of the machines that put stress on my lower back. Don't want to destroy that ruptured disc any more. Plus I guess I am not aerobic yet in that I am not running or getting the heart rate up to 144. But once again it is about knowing you limitations and not destroying the joints that you have abused over the years. So I do my half hour to three quarters on the treadmill and then usually about another 30 minutes with three to 4 rotations on the machines or with weights for 3 sets of 15. But it feels good.
good job, glad you have energy to get on it... mine still collecting dust in my room...sigh