After 6 weeks of training 2 days a week with my trainer and going to the gym another 2-3 days a week on my own (with the boypiece), it's time to get my results.
And they aren't as great as I'd expected. I know my thyroid levels are part of the reason. The other part is that I should be going 3-4 more days a week, not the 2-3 we've been doing! Also, my diet hadn't changed all that much over the past two months.
But, that doesn't mean I didn't get any positive results!
After 6 weeks, I've lost 2.5% body fat. I've lost 4 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle. And I've lost a total of 6 inches all over (and gained an inch on my calves).
All-in-all, I'd say that's great progress! The cardio still kills me, even with my new asthma inhaler. But the weight training has been really great! I especially love that the trainer mixes it up with free weights, machines, and natural body resistance.
And he's also gotten me back on track over the past week. The hardest thing for me to do is wake up in the morning and EAT! I've never been much of a breakfast-before-11am person. But I know that's not helping. So Ben has me eating protein within my first hour of waking. And it's definitely made a difference in what I eat the rest of the day. I'm just not starving by lunch, anymore. And when I do eat again, I kind of have to force myself, since I'm not quite hungry. So I make it healthier snacks of good carbs, protein, and healthy fats. So far; so good.
The only other issue I've had is the extra protein kinda of messes with my IBS. It makes my days a little more uncomfortable. But I'm trying out different foods to see if I can get that under control.
Also, we've discovered that the boypiece may have more upper body strength; but I beat him in lower body strength! I'm now doing leg extensions and curls at 90lbs each...I started at 45lbs! I just wish my lungs were stronger, cuz I'd love to get through a hard cardio routine without feeling faint!
Maybe one day....
Do you have any current health goals? If so, how are you achieving them? If you want to share any must-have, healthy recipes, I'd love it! Just post a link or info in the comments :)