I have been a on fitness 'journey' ! Working out like I never have before in my whole life!! Working out like I never thought I could... eating like I never have... here's the best part... I've liked it... alot.
Now I have always had to watch my weight... its very easy for 5..10lbs to creep up on me. But like most other women I cut carbs/calories/fat, did some kind of aerobics... step, hi-lo, walking until I lost it.
Which then I would slip back into old habits and have to start all over.
Well in Dec. 09 I decided it was time to lose the 10lbs I put on that year... and I started up with the usual... only, not having worked out in a year I started mighty slow... 15 t0 20 min. of aerobics for 4 or 5 days... working up to 30 min. then to 40 min.
My eating was cut back, its always been clean and whole foods, but my portions were to large... and after 1 month of that I didn't have great results... so I added some light weights... high reps... thats been known to help 'tone up' right? I mean... I'm 36 now.. everyone has warned me.. its not as easy to lose now... you're losing muscle tone every year now... your metabolism is starting to suck now.....
Fine... another month of aerobics, clean eating, low fat, light weights....
dropped 3lbs... that came back on somedays... ha!
and had no muscle tone what so ever.... at 36 10 extra lbs looks alot worse than 10 extra lbs at 26.... not to mention.... didn't I used to have a higher ass just a couple of years ago????????????!!!!!!!! Crap!
Then one day... looking for motivation in the book store at the magazine rack I saw this lady...... Tosca Reno.... the great inspiration.... can you believe she was overweight? ever? She started working out in her 40's!!!!!!! and now at 51 she looks amazing.... I was floored.... her website is http://www.eatcleandiet.com/ check it out for her story and then get her books!
Then I discovered Muscle and Fitness Hers.... a bit more hardcore training... this is where I found my current nutrition and workout plan... the plan is for people who want to lose fat and gain lean muscle.
In addition to the plan I'm taking, ofcourse a multi-vitamin and Tonalin CLA.
This stuff is sooooo yummy... BSN Dessert. A mix of whey and casein protein taken an hour or two before bed to help nourish and build muscles while they rest.
Here's to hoping weeks 5-8 go as well as 1-4 have so far!