I'm posting for my girlfriend, whose sitting with me; she's getting frustrated with starting out on a program. Her original goal was mainly improved health, but she'd also like to see some body fat loss. She's happy with the improvements in her running and lifting, but no difference on the scale. She can tell she's gaining muscle, which may account for the lack of change, but her clothes fit the same and her problem areas haven't changed (her words).
Current routine: running, 5x5 lifting (6-7 days a week as outlined below)
Running: couch to 5k program that gradually increased over past 8 weeks. She's running for 30 minutes at about 5 mph right now. (3-4 days a week)
Lifting: 5x5 for the past 3 weeks (3 days a week)
repeats day one
Current diet: 40/30/30 protein/carbs/fat tracking every day. Eating 1,200 calories a day.
-May be room for improvement here, not a written out, consistent set of meals. But tracked for macros, calories, and low on simple carbs. Water intake is pretty low (my words on the water...)
Basic question: has anyone had trouble in the beginning, and perhaps seen faster fat loss once they got to more of a base level of fitness? She's really killing it in the gym -- went from some elliptical type cardio at the beginning to seeing great improvements in running and lifting now. Just a bit frustrated on the above mentioned parts.
Thanks for any input!
Thread: Trouble Starting Out