So I’ve been going to the gym 5 or 6 times a week for about a month and a half now. I’m just finally beginning to see a slight difference. I have not, however, lost a single pound! Granted, I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, so it will be more difficult for me and yes, you gain muscle, which weighs more than fat, but – come on – not one single pound! I am floating between 132 and 135. I feel like I’m at that point where I’ve gained the muscle and my body has gotten used to working out more intensely, so I should start dropping…maybe? I don’t know, I think 6 weeks of working out is about that turning point where your body has built up muscle, your metabolism is up, and you start to just drop weight. At least in my experience, that’s the way my body works. So, I’m looking to start dropping 2 or 3 pounds a week for a couple weeks. I don’t think I will be able to drop below 122ish though. I don’t have a lot of body fat, so I don’t know that I can lose more than 10 pounds. 10 pounds is a lot for a girl my size…but it is less than 10% my weight.
So one day last week I was stretching, cause I love to stretch, and did some lower ab exercises. I am very cautious about the ab exercises I do because I have a hernia between my top two abs (it feels like the glands in your neck that get swollen when you’re sick), and the dr. said it doesn’t need to be operated on at this point unless it really starts to bother me. The only time it really bothers me is when I work out my upper abs, so I just don’t. Anyway, on my way to the locker room I stopped to ask one of the trainers what would be some good exercises for me to do, because I feel like I’m limited and stagnant. He asked me if I’d be around Saturday at noon to work out with him. I said sure. He said that way he can get my full range of motion and figure out a good work out for me. So, I went and he kicked my abs’ ass for an hour and a half. I ended up having to stop because I got nausious. My abs didn’t hurt and didn’t seem to be tired, it was the rest of me that got worn out. Then Sunday when I woke up I was a little tight. By Sunday night it hurt to laugh/sneeze/cough/go from sitting to standing. Yesterday was slightly worse. Today it’s getting better, but I’m still so sore. It’s awesome! My top abs are sore too! I haven’t worked them out in probably 3 and a half years (I’ve had the hernia for about 4), but he knew exercises I could do that didn’t strain the hernia. So awesome! He said he’ll call me when he has a cancellation…so I might get to work out with him again this week. Can’t wait!