jsfantome's Journal, 11 March 2012

Funny how life mirrors you sometimes! I have been slowly adding back in weights to my workouts, convinced that while I don't want to look like a bodybuilder, I for sure want to be toned and ready for summer this year!

So, I will not be afraid of lifting weights.

Eating my veggies.

Up'ing my protein just a tad.

Then I get an email this morning from Women's Health! Sure fire way to get the weight off... Weights, Veggies, Protein. HA!

And down a pound this morning! Made the committed change about a four days ago. (lowering cardio emphasis in gym to warm up/weights/cool down). I do think there is a connection to the pound gone.

Will be doing this again this week, and we shall see. For now, I'll take it!
144.0 lb Lost so far: 6.0 lb.    Still to go: 4.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet jsfantome's own diet   losing 0.5 lb a week

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Lift weights, you will feel great! I honestly don't know any females that lift that are pumped up. It takes HOURS of dedication only lifting to look like that. I use to lift for HOURS and I was never bulky, but was toned. Enjoy your new strength, it will help us a lot when we get older! It's hard to understand why my mother can't get up if she falls on the floor or can't open doors. I don't want to be like that! It will pay off! Congrads on the pound down! YEAH!!  
11 Mar 12 by member: Lizzygracemusic
1 of the things that will prevent you from getting that big is testosterone. There is a reason women dont look like body builders without lots of work, and lots of em..help.. It requires lots of testosterone to build that much muscle. 
11 Mar 12 by member: Thaylin
Congrats! I'm glad the scale is moving in the right direction! Thanks for the info. :) While I've never been afraid of lifting weights, I've been very lazy about it lately. Time to get back to some strength training. 
11 Mar 12 by member: just.keep.swimming
Good for you! I think strength training is definitely a key part of anyone's workout plan and wouldn't be surprised at all if the change is helping you on the scale. We're rooting for your continued forward progress! :-) You deserve success! 
11 Mar 12 by member: gnat824
Yeah... Well done, it must be so good to see that scale moving again. Once I have completed my 5k challenge in May, I shall be upping my strength training. Don't get me wrong, I will NOT be ditching the cardio, as I am finding it hard to get back to the same level of fitness, I had 6 months ago. At that time, I eased down on the cardio and instead of doing HIIT and running, I replaced it with brisk walking, rowing machine, and stationery bike. I then took up spin 6 weeks ago (just once a week) and it nearly killed me. I now know, I want to be fit enough to run, but also want to include strength training to 'tone' the flabby bits. For the moment - the 5k is my priority - but I am sure, when I go back to the weight machines - I will have to 'start' again. 
11 Mar 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Way to go Paula! Your hard work on those muscles is paying dividends. Congratulations!  
11 Mar 12 by member: Sandy701
Nice on the weightloss and the plan. congrats Paula 
11 Mar 12 by member: Helewis

     
 

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