Hello all.........ready for a sob story?! LOL JK
Trying to sum this up and not bore you. I have been working out off and on for 15 years (no kidding) and have tried all kinds of diets. I don't have a lot to lose. I want to get rid of 10-15 pounds and the stupid scale will NEVER budge.
45 years young
5"1 Inches short (lol)
Pear-shaped...oh, it doesn't look good in a swimsuit but heck I have my days where you know, I WILL WEAR that Bikini (yes, you saw that) and it will be purple and red and I don't care! LOL
Hevy legs...always had them
So, the nutrition part...actually, do eat pretty healthy most all of the time. Very rare I eat red meat or fried foods. Am a creature of habit and can eat the same thing everyday. On the weekends still do watch it for the most part.
Diet Example (Mon -Fri)
Bfast:100 calorie sugar free oatmeal, or choc. cream of wheat
Lunch: about a cup/half of edamame beans and a light yogurt or make a salad with romaine, 1/2 can of light in water tuna/few croutons, flax seed, dried cranberries, hard boiled egg and some cocktail tom. and a light yogurt
Dinner: healthy choice meal of somekind..Yes, has to have a dessert in it and either a 100 cal. popcorn for a snack or some peanuts.
Thing is, I cannot get the scale to budge either because I don't eat enough or that it is my age. I bought a nice treamill for Christmas so doing a 30-45 min. run/walk program mixed with an hour of Zumba (just started the Zumba about a month ago for variety of exercise) and some arm exercises now with a 12lb weight I just bought. I have to be doing something wrong for so many years. Granted, I do not exercise everyday but about 3-4 a week. The Zumba is either on a Tuesday or Wed and the other days I do my tmill and weights for my arm flaps. HELP ME!! LOL What are your suggestions/tips/advice. I want to see progress either with the scale or how my pants start fitting. I had Insanity and got rid of it because any type of lower body work (lunges, jumps, squats) seriously, makes my jeans much tighter and I want the opposite. I have been through the types of programs, Insanity, Billy Blanks Tae Bo/Jillian Michales (have about 4 of her dvds), The Firm. Yes, one would think I would be sporting a rocking body...LOL NOT! : ) I want to thin out my lower half and lose fat so that means cardio, I get that but something is definitely not working. I honestly don't think I will EVER EVER have a thinner lower half. Good Lord wants me solid! LOL
Sorry this was long....thank you to those who take the time and read this looong story. : )