*I have been lifting weights on and off since I was 16 or so. I am now 35. I am doing a program that has mondays being 2 sets @5 reps, wed 3 sets @8 reps and fridays 3-4 sets of 15. Compound include, deadlifts, good mornings, squats, presses, dips, curls, rows, combining barbells and dumbells. It was recommended to me over on JP Fitness.
*I cant say I'm not completely bonking, I certainly think there is an element there. Imean by the time I climb on the stepmill after 40 minutes of weights, I'm pretty wiped. It takes all of my being not to fall of the damn thing. But 20 mins of 3:1 is doable. My runs lately on tues and thurs 2miles or so seem to be my wall and I struggle wicked to the 3rd and stop after completing 3.
*I am actually doing 2tbl of flax seed and 2 fish capsules a day (when I remember)
- Fruits, oatmeals, wholegrains and veges.
*I am currently around 134+ and 25%bodyfat.
*As we speak I have added more real foods in. I am now using Grow! for a couple meals a day and using real food for the others. I was pretty strict for a week or so, but honestly for convenience reasons, i.e. running around all day with two young kids, I cant really blend up my Grow! in the car or keep it cool. but I do pack things like turkey wraps, nuts and nectar protein drinks.
Running is also my passion and my priority and I find my lack of energy unbearable. Yes, I know that the V-Diet is NOT intended for high cardio and I tried going low cardio (just the HIIT 3x a week) but I just cant cut to that little and I miss my running.
*Dan, if I havent already explained it I am looking for a way to maintain a good level of running, lift weights 3x a week, eat well and lose weight/fat. So far it hasnt really happened. The combination continues to elude me. I have had endless people tell me that Im doing too much cardio, but if running is my love, how do I counter react that and still lose weight???