I am happy to have found this site, but am VERY overwhelmed with all the information.
My issue: I workout - mainly cardio and some weights - Ive upped my cardio and try to stick to a very clean diet but I seem to maintain a weight around the 140 mark - I want to drop to approximately 125. I am 5'4.5- I measure myself to see if there is any progress - NONE. Its frustrating and leaves me feeling unmotivated. Once unmotivated, I tend to get down and frustrated and find it hard to get into the "routine" again.
Cardio - 4-5 times a week, or whenever I feel I have the energy to run for half hour/ 45 minutes
Weights - Try for 3-4 times a week. I concentrate on lower body because this is my problem areas. Lunges, Squats etc.
My diet (When I stick to it)
Meal 1: 1/2 Oatmeal & Protein Shake (6:30 am)
Meal 2: 1 TBSP Almond Butter (9:00 am)
Meal 3: 1 cup vegetables, & small piece chicken, or white fish (11:30 am)
Meal 4: 12 Almonds & Protein Shake (1:45 pm)
Meal 5: Large green salad with chicken (5:00pm)
*Meal 6: Emergency meal (12 almonds, or Protein Shake) ... so I dont start nibbling on bad food before bed (9:00pm)
This time - Ive found this site, and I am hoping that with the help of even one person - I may be able to change this cycle
We have the very basic machines downstairs, so if someone could help me figure out a routine for body parts using dumb bells ? I can be a very militant person - BUT the problem is that I need to be told "exactly" what to do - and when to do so -
Any suggestions for a workout routine for weights?? Should I be doing specific body parts on different days? or a full body routine on weight days?? = What weight should I use, and what sort of sets/ reps should I be doing?? -