I am new to the message boards and wanted to say hello to everyone! I also need some advice from all of the experienced women fitness fanatics out there who have gotten the results they want! Here is my background...
I have always been an athlete and a great eater since I was young, and have eaten completely clean for the last two years. No additives, preservatives, or anything processed.. I also only buy organic produce and free range/organic meats. I don't even eat out unless its a special occasion! I do eat whole starches (mostly gluten free for the past 3 months).. but everything is fairly balanced in my meals. My only problem I would say (after browsing the boards for a few weeks) is not eating enough during the day.. I have a good balanced breakfast, a good healthy lunch of leftovers and then dinner after 6.. so I don't do the 5 or 6 small meals a day thing.... yet..
For working out, I was a nationally competitive synchronized swimmer all through high school (6 days a week), then continued to work out off and on throughout college.. although I gained about 15 lbs since then (I am 26 now) just due to the lack of time to work out in the water 6 days a week. I am fairy muscular underneath my fat.. and develop easily. I go for about 2 months working out regularly (running 30 mins a day or weights in the gym 3 days a week) and then stop for a month or so.. then get back at it. This has been my pattern... I am in fairly good shape all around. I can run for 45 mins without getting tired and I can lift heavy...
Did p 90x for 2 months then stopped.. so yes my pattern is not being consistent
My questions are.... Why am I not seeing ANY changes in my body with my champion like eating and moderate working out??? Do I really have to do the heavy weight work outs listed on this site to get any results? I am just starting to get into lifting with the programs for women on here but I am worried about the lack of cardio they tell you to do. I dont want to get really bulky I want to lean out and have lots of definition but not look chubby simply because my layer of fat seems to not be going away!! Will I lose the weight I want by just upping my weight training??
I want to get in great shape before the summer.. so I have about 4 months to lose about 20 lbs... thats my goal but what I am doing doesnt seem to be enough
If there is anyone out there who has been in my situation, and has gotten the results they wanted, please help me out