okay. some of you may remember me from my posting the other night about wanting to lose about 8 pounds for my upcoming wedding in march. i received some fantastic advice and would like to thank you all for it - it has been invaluable
basically to recap - my present workouts had kind of brought me to a full-stop. to give a brief overview, i am 35, 128 pounds, 21.6% bf. i posted on here to get advice on how to drop these few pounds (and bf) and in doing so basically raised a number of issues, most importantly the nature and intensity of my current workout, my trainer and to a lesser extent my nutrition. there seemed to be a general consensus in the feedback that i received that i should aim for a workout either like or not dissimilar to “meltdown”
i know there will obviously be questions surrounding my need to lose weight for my wedding - mostly because this is a serious site and because people on this board have a much healthier attitude towards body image but please remember that it is a special occasion, i do want to look my best and i know that people who post here really know what they’re talking about.
so. down to the new workout. i spoke with my trainer and discussed what i had learnt on this board. i also gave him copies of “meltdown” and “meltdown II”. i hope this is okay for copyright purposes by the way. he was pretty impressed and said he had wanted me to do similar sorts of programmes for ages but that i had resisted (which is true because the squats used to really hurt… pathetic). anyway. without any more ramble… here is the workout he has now designed. this is repeated 3 times each session and will change in six weeks (we may add in an extra circuit). please forgive me too if i use the wrong terminology: squats to the floor with barbell and then pushing with it (please tell me what the correct words for these are) x20. barbell rows x20. dips off the parallel bars x 20. standing lunges x20 each leg. deadlifts x20. close grip push ups x20 and regular pushups x 20. chin-ups x 20. okay. i bet this is really easy for a lot of people but frankly i thought i was going to die. my old routine incorporated lunges and pushups and i never had any problems, but this time round every rep was exhausting. i finished the workout and had the most fantastic surge of energy afterwards which was really weird because i don’t usually get that.
does this sound okay? those who know please tell me. i’m following this with 20 minutes cardio (fast walking). i’m also going to do HIIT twice a week on off-days so i’ll be training monday, tuesday, thursday, friday and saturday. i also work at night so this messes up my nutrition a bit (start at 5pm and finish at 2am, in bed at 4am). it has been suggested to me that i may not be taking in enough carbs so i’m experimenting with putting in an extra meal in the evening. so. breakfast = metrx, banana. then workout. post w/o = 2 cups wild rice, 1.5 grilled chicken breast. 2 hours later = vegetables or spinach salad with teaspoon oil and some lemon. 3 hours later = 1 tin tuna, 1 cup rice. 2 hours later = 125gms low fat cottag e cheese. does this sound okay?
please get back to me with ANY advice, criticisms, changes, etc. please remember too that i don’t know everything and if i make mistakes (or i seem like a lycra-bunny) it’s not through lack of trying but because i don’t have the information - i’m willing to learn… thank you in advance!!