Okay, so I was writing to a new poster, and I began remembering all of the things I used to do to "tone up". SMH already...
I used to do 4 sets of 25 curls with 5-8lb dumbbells,
I'd literally do walking lunges with 20lb dumbbells 180 times (90 each leg)
I would run 6 miles 3x a week and lift heavy--thinking that large pizza I ate the night before wouldn't matter
I would literally do over 100 repetitions of an isolated exercise with lighter weight because I was convinced that it would kick me into "fat burning" and I'd get stronger too.
lolol. I'd love to hear especially from the experienced lifters--just to see where we have all begun.