Wednesday, March 25, 2009

-Do cardio 30+ min/day, 4+ days/week
-Start and stick to strength training (Tips anyone? I find it intimidating...)
-Complete C25K program this summer then continue running 30+ min 3 days/week thereafter

-Drink 8+ glasses/day of water
-Eat ~1500 cals/day
-Cut back on fried food and high carb foods
-Eat more vegetables

CW= 172 lbs
GW1= 169 lbs
GW2= 165 lbs
GW3= 161 lbs
GW4= 159 lbs
GW5= 155 lbs
GW6= 151 lbs
GW7= 149 lbs
GW8= 145 lbs
GW9= 141 lbs
GW10= 139 lbs
GW11= 135 lbs
(Maybe after I get to 135 I will go for my life-long dream of 120, but at this point getting to 135 would feel outstanding.)
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    I LOVE this women's strength training site, which has lots of information for beginners:


    The woman who runs it is careful about backing up her ideas with research and not passing on every ridiculous rumor that's making the rounds of the gym this week. She's funny, too!

    There's a whole section on starting (it's up along the top bar.)

    Personally, I think one of the tricky things about getting strength training information is that so much of it is geared to experienced lifters and just not relevant to beginners. (Not to mention how much of it is basically ads for supplements, disguised as informational articles.)

    You might also join one of the strength-training SparkTeams (I'm in Iron Maidens, which has over 2,000 members). Or you can post on other team forums, like the Science Nerds - you'll often find some people who are already strength training, and others who want to get started but aren't sure how.

    Good luck!
    3348 days ago
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