I'm new to the message boards and working out so hopefully somebody may be able to offer some advice.
I'm 30 years old, 5'3, 139 pounds, and I just gave birth to my second child in May. I am now in the process of trying to get my body back! I started taking Phentermine (yes, I know) at the same time I started to hit the gym. I was told the Phentermine would help kick start my metabolism and give me more energy for my workouts. I do 15 minutes cardio on a bike and then lift weights. I've basically been concentrating on my lower body since that's the 'problem' areas. I do leg curls, leg extensions, lunges, and squats. I then finish up with my ab workout. I can feel that my abs are tight...the problem is they're covered with about 2 inches of fat. I am trying to find some exercises that will work out the saddlebags that tend to plague many women. My total workout takes about an hour every morning before I head off to work.
I also changed my eating habits. At first I tried eliminating carbs, cutting back on portion size, and skipping dinner. Then I was told I needed to eat MORE in order to lose weight. So now I have fiber for breakfast, an apple for snack, salad and protein shake for lunch, yogurt for snack, and then a sensible dinner.
I have NOT lost ANY weight! I have been doing this routing now for about 6 weeks. I've been told that when you start working out you will gain weight before you lose it. Is this true? Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.
Thread: What Am I Doing Wrong?