As the title says, I’m new to lifting (as in, I’ve never done it!) but my boyfriend has enticed me with stories of strength, power, and self confidence, so I’m ready to give it a try.
I’m 5’3", 163lbs, and a black belt in Taekwon-Do, so I have a good understanding of working hard. I also have PCOS, so my testosterone is higher than “normal” women.
The consideration I’m most concerned about is that I had Roux-En-Y gastric bypass in April 2017, which also resulted in some pretty severe complications. So, what I’m hoping you all may be able to help me with is:
-how do I eat to ensure I’m getting enough good calories to actually build muscle? My “pouch” is roughly 4-6oz in size, and I get really full, really fast on nutrient dense foods (think red meat, etc).
-I’m concerned about stressing my internal organs where they were reconnected due to my surgery; I’m terrified I might “pop” something. Is this even something I should be worried about?
Looking forward to hearing from all of you, and to sharing my journey as well!
Happy New Year!