ohk chickies, I need your help! Weightloss is good, slow and steady BUT I need more muscle mass.. My poor legs and bum really look like they need a good workout.
This is going to be a broad question, but how???
I've been trying to tone them with lunges and squats for about a month now with no real change to the appearance. I'm starting to turn into a "skinny" fat person.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I want to look athletic! *flexflex*
I hear a lot about protein being important to building muscle.. but this is about the extent of my knowledge.. other than when I feel tired I then crave it.
Generally I do cardio during the week (average about 3x/wk) for 30-60 minutes. I've been doing lunges and squats with 5 lb weights nightly for about a month and half. (I'm just starting to use the machines at the gym, and am buying 30day shred).
For food, I count calories. I'm generally in the range of 1200-1800. I have a long history of eating fast food daily. Ive cut the fast food down to about 3x/week.. but honestly I'll have to track that could be a lot more :/
Now that I think about, bump that up to 4. (edit: 5)
When I do cook at that house, its usually something with chicken, lots of veggies. I know I've had problems in the past with eating protein, I was vegetarian for a few years but didn't really know about nutrition. All I knew was that I would throw in beans, nuts, tofu.. so I wouldn't feel wore out.
Not sure what info in here is relevant, but if you have any suggestions/info on nutrition for muscle building, and what I can do to fit up, please let me know!
Thanks for reading