Here I am.... I followed low carb for 2 years lost 60 lbs about 6 years ago, but due to circumstances beyond my control (like having to evac from a hurricane 3 times in one year and being stuck in a shelter for a few days) I went off and started eating crap again. Well, I gained most of it back.
I'm a 39 year old nurse with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism... I also weigh 334 lbs....but don't look like THAT much, even the doc was amazed! I have a VERY large frame and musculature (8 inch wrist lol) I belonged to a gym before and was up to 400ln leg press but only 85 lb bench hides
Well, I just joined a gym and restarted Low carb. Monday, I go to see the trainer for my orientation.
The trainer already hinted I should do LOTS of cardio and not worry so much about the weights to lose the weight, which I KNOW is total crap.
She also said I should be doing low calorie and low fat...which is how I got over 300 lbs in the first place!
I just want to see her so I can get proper form, especially for my weak rotator cuffs and crunchy knees lol
I know from experience that female trainers I've run into always try to push me toward the machines, which I do NOT want...."You don't want bulky muscles! You want to TONE" ...ummm NO, I WANT muscles. One even tried to tell me lifting heavy makes you LOSE muscle!
Does anyone have any recommendations for routines? Or advice for a total fat chick wanting to get fit?