It has been a while since I have been back to this board. But I need to keep this log to hold me accountable. I am a 46 yr. old female. After my last kid 10 yrs. ago I weighed over 200 lbs. I lost 50 lbs. over the course of years. I was at 150 lbs., but have gained weight and now weigh 164 lbs. My goal is to get down to 145 lbs. I did my body fat at one point I was at 24 % and I couldn't seem to get any lower.
I worked with two vegan trainers for about 4-5 months. I gained some muscle, but then I started putting on weight( not muscle, but fat around my stomach). So I went into the doctor and found out I have hashimotos and some adrenal fatigue. That was a few months ago.
I also injured my ankle. I tried paddle boarding in too shallow of water and fell off and tore a ligament and broke a small piece of bone off. That was 7 weeks ago. I am still working on getting it healed. I am able to do the stationary bike and the elliptical, but the elliptical is bothering it a little.
So I have had some things going against me lately, but I really want to lose the rest of this weight and gain some nice defined muscles. I love to lift weights. In fact I love it a lot more than cardio, but I know I need both.
Because of adrenal issues and hashimotos, I have to be careful not to overdo it on cardio. I do 2 days a week of HIIT training on the stationary bike for 15-20 min. and then one day a week I do the elliptical, just steady state for 40 min. I do 4 days a week of weight lifting.
So my goal is to track my nutrition and my workouts and hopefully I will get where I need to be.
Today: no workout- rest day
B: 1 c. gluten free oatmeal with pumpkin, 2 tbsp. hemp seeds, pumpkin pie spice, stevia( 4 c. lemon water before)
L: homemade split pea soup with a few rice crackers, 1 leftover gluten free waffle with jam
S: green smoothie- spinach, sunwarrior protein powder, strawberries,almond butter, almond milk
D: don't know yet.