I am new to the site and Forum.
I’m a 49 years old and just got back into lifting about a month ago. I am sad to say, I haven’t been committed since ~2007. My primary motivator was to get my two boys, 11 &12 into a good full body training routine for a solid sports conditioning routine. BTW, they love it!! So I thought, WTH, it’s never too late to get back into shape myself.
It took me only a few weeks to get back to the weight and reps from my previous routine 10+ years ago-there’s a catch though. I am not seeing any fat loss results. I realize I am almost 50 and that my body has aged but I would think I would experience some sort of fat loss. I measure results by how well my jeans fit-and they’re pretty tight right now. I don’t get obsessed with the scale because I am a guy that can experience a 5# weight flux in 203 days. I can say, my wife and I see results (definition) in my upper body and legs-but the tight jeans are frustrating.
Diverse, full body 3-4 days a week with alternating Peloton. I rest on sundays or when I am really sore.
I take creatine and beta arginine and protein supplements.
I really don’t eat a lot of junk food-we eat pretty healthy, not crazy healthy. I am leery of fad diets/restrictive diets as I end up binging on them. Also, I have a history of diverticulitis so it is very important that I get fiber from a grain source to not trigger a flare up.
Any thoughts, help advice is very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!