It’s in my garage actually but I won’t be using it for a couple of months because it’s too darn cold here! Until then, kettlebells, it is!
Time to resume my jacked status and banish all of my pregnancy weight gain for good!
My history is a little of everything, really. Jack of all trades, master of none. Having stepped into a gym as a teenager, I was never a stranger to it although I don’t think I really began training until about 5-6 years ago when I discovered compound lifts and powerlifting. During that time I, more or less, followed a WS4SB’s type workout with one of the four big lifts followed by some hypertrophy work.
Then, it happened. lol The two pink stripes came. Three months ago (to this day) I gave birth to the little cutie in my hub. She is honestly the joy of my life, however, having babies at 38…my body is slowly wanting to get back to its previous weight but it’s much slower than I ever could have anticipated. It’s been very discouraging, actually.
At 3 weeks post-partum, I had a gigantic setback when I began to hemorrhage and the treatment was rather unpleasant and I really lost no weight aside from a few pounds during that entire month. No lifting either during that month. No time to feel sorry for myself though. It sucked but time to move on and get it done.
A few things that I must work around:
osteoarthritis in hips and knees
hypoglycemia (which is getting better with diet changes)
hormone issues - low everything right now
last but not least - time!
Current plan of action:
KB complexes every other day (until it’s warmer and then power rack and sled)
cardio on days I’m not doing complexes
Magnificent Mobility every day
foam roll every day
B complex, C, D, E, fish oil, probiotics, digestive enzymes
Hypoglycemia had been a big issue for me during pregnancy but I’m finding that I have a pretty good hold on it now. I have completely overhauled my diet. I’m up at 6:30 and have Brain Candy and then MAG-10 until lunch time. No dairy or wheat; my daughter is intolerant of milk protein and allergic to wheat.
The rest of the day I’m eating lots of protein, veggies, some rice and the odd piece of fruit. During workouts, MAG-10. I also really like a MAG-10 before bed and find it helps tremendously with soreness. The diet is still a work in progress but I know this is where the bulk of my results will come from.
Eventually I will post a pic or two. I’m not hideous or anything but I’m still at the point where seeing myself in a mirror brings tears to my eyes. That was a little melodramatic, wasn’t it? lol Well, it’s sad but true. Honestly, I want to totally rock Chris Colucci’s next check-in thread.
Anyhow, here I am!
Hi, I’m new here. I am banged up and want to lose weight and be jacked again.
Also, contrary to popular belief, I have a totally awesome sense of humor and there will be hilarity in here. It’s the only way that I stay sane.
And hopefully Powerpuff and Alpha F find me.