My workouts have been going well. I've been consistent and pushing myself just a little bit. I backed up trying to do all of the push-ups and pull-ups, and I've been careful with my form for everything else. The result is that my shoulder does not hurt any more and I've gotten stronger. I can now press my 12kg bell. I can clean a 16kg, deadlift with my 16kg+20kg (a total of 79 lbs), swing 24kg, and squat with the 16kg.
My arms are looking more toned, and even my mid-section is tightening up a bit. My running, while much less in volume, is picking up in speed.
I'm so happy with my progress. There is one thing I need to decide if I want to push for. I am not really trying to lose weight. My weight for my height is good. I need muscle. But I do a some flab (I have had 5 children) and it would be great if I could get rid of that. But the rub is that, while I eat fairly well, I still enjoy a little bread, wine with dinner, and even some sweets now and then. The question becomes do I want to achieve a certain "look" or am I just going for strong and healthy. Most days I'm happy with strong and healthy. I'm glad I don't have a career that requires I not have an ounce of fat on me (I don't know how those women do it). But there are days I would like to go for that "look".
|I could never look like that. I've never been blond, and I'm no where near 20!|