I'm STILL struggling with my program and I'm pretty much convinced it is my diet that needs the most work.
Back in July I cut out almost all of my gym classes (spinning, body pump, etc.) and focused on lifting heavy. I have seen some improvements in my arms but my belly is still soft and my thighs are flabby. I know I lost some inches because I was able to fit into some size 2s that I hadn't been able to get on before.
But, the size on the clothing doesn't matter if I'm still squishy!
My weakness is sugar. I can eat clean all day until late afternoon.
So, back to my original question: I usually have my oatmeal (with flaxseed and protein powder around 7 am. I get the kids ready for school and they catch the bus at 8:45 which gets me to the gym about 9 am. When I get home I have a protein shake.
I'm wondering if I should eat my oatmeal AFTER my workouts? Does it matter?
Also, I started adding my spinning classes back to see if I can burn some of this fat off that isn't budging. Is 3-4 hours of cardio too much a week? I'm trying to find a good balance!