Well hello BB ladies! I suppose I will start with a little background about me and let you know what I'm looking to do
I'm 24, 5'3"
And I don't really have a goal weight, just a goal look... and here's why:
I'm a year and a half into recovery for an eating disorder (bulimia) and I've had to work on accepting myself before I could even venture into getting "the body I wanted" because my goals were so unrealistic. Now granted I'm much, much better than I used to be but I still have tendencies, like not eating enough, overdoing it when I work out, and being super, incredibly, highly impatient. I want results, and I want them fast. I understand this is unlikely to impossible to get if I do it the right way... but please keep that in mind. I suppose what that translates to is I will need a heck of a lot of motivation! Haha
Currently I'm taking BSN Atro-Phex, EAS Myoplex Lite, and vitamin B12, biotin, and fish oil. Hopefully this will give me a good base supplement wise. I do have the unhealthy tendency to drink energy drinks but I'm trying to stick with the Atro-Phex for energy and Celcius drinks instead.
What I'm looking for is fat loss (definitely) but as for how much, I really don't know. Currently I'm a size 9/10 because I carry my weight weird, mainly shoulders and chest. My main goal is to be around a size 6 and be lean. I want a highly defined back, toned to mid-size muscular arms, and seriously muscular legs. It'd be nice for my stomach to have some definition but I can't even imagine myself with that sexy v-cut or a 6 pack... just... mildly toned would be nice. It wouldn't hurt if I had a curvier backside I suppose... but I'm not used to curves so that would be a change.
I'm working on getting my stamina up to run 15-20 min a day. I don't want to run a marathon, I just want to supplement weight training with a bit of cardio. I hate cardio and don't really want to be in the gym for more than an hour.
I need a plan. In laymen's terms preferably I don't know a cut from a bulk (what is that anyway? haha) and I know women can train like guys without bulking up but what weight should I start out with? And for the look I want, what kind of exercises should I even do? I tried to do some kind of lift yesterday (My boyfriend weight trains and just told me what to do to get used to it.) but all I lifted was the bar... so, 35/45lbs? I did 7 sets of 10 reps with just the bar and couldn't even lift my arms after. It got progressively harder and harder like it was supposed to, and if I pushed past what I did I know I couldn't have finished another set. This raises the question of how do I know what weight is going to give me results? I need specific lbs and sets.... because I've got no idea what I'm doing!
I've added a pic of what I'm starting with for reference
Thank you in advance for any advice!