OK, I'm new to this website, this is my first post.
Let me start by saying that I am a 37 year old woman on a mission to have a hard a$$ to fit that looks great in a bikini. Always wanted one, never determined enough (until now) to get one.
I am a soccer player and my thighs, calves, butt are very muscular, but.... it is also where I store all of my extra fat. Abs are showing, but I still a little fat on the love handle area (not too much though). Arms need more muscles but I don't really store much fat there. Not much fat on the upper body at all.
OK - I am in week 7 of my quest, my question is this, how much longer should this take? Butt is just starting to get firmer. Can I achieve this in 6 more weeks? Here are my stats: 5'7", 145 lbs. no idea of body fat%. I am a probably a size 8 in most pants now.
I didn't take any measurements (except for scale weight) until week 6. At the end of week 6, I have lost anywhere from only 3 - 5 lbs. but all of my clothes are fitting much looser, so I know I have shedding the fat that I want.
I have been working hard at eating clean, doing lots of cardio, and lifting weights. I drink a gallon of water a day. And really other than an occaisional cup of coffee, and skim milk, no other beverages.
Cardio is not hard to get in, as I bikeride one day, play competitive soccer (with 20 -30 year old men) 2 times a week, and run for my fourth day.
Weights, because of where I live (not near a gym) and 2 children and other home responsiblities, I have been limited to at home dumbbell workouts. Which I do 3 times a week.
I am doing OK with my diet, eating high protein, good carbs, and good fats, through 5 - 6 small meals a day. I'm sure the diet is my hardest, I recorded a weeks worth of diets and I am eating around 1400 - 1600 calories a day. Is this enough or not enough?
Any advice or feedback would be appreciated.
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