Christian et al
I'm a 5'5", 166lb lady with 30% body fat (done with calipers). I'm looking to be in better shape, be strong, fit and most important look good naked and for my wedding in October 2016. I started working out in 2013 with a trainer twice a week at home and he had me doing crossfit type workouts minus the Oly lifts.
A lot of running, which just gave me IT band problems and not much for results. I'm on my own now, I don't go to a gym or rec. I own a treadmill, barbell with about 300lbs of weight, small squat rack,medicine ball, set of 3 kettlebells, pull up bar w/assistance band,jump box and set of dumbells. My biggest problem I suppose is information overload as to workout programs and nutrition. Plus, a lot of sites geared for women are quite frankly,lame.
I don't care about the apple cider cleanse, lots of cardio or "5 butt workouts to make your boyfriend want you". I also am not on the other spectrum of trying to be a powerlifter. I need help. I'd like to lose the extra padding and exchange it for muscle and some clear guidance about how/what to eat.
To make it more complicated, I also have Hashimoto Hypothyroidism. I do take 50mcg of levothyroxine daily, but am still symptomatic and find it extra hard to lose fat.
Will you teach me your ways? (Tenacious D reference)
Thank you in advance for your time.