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10-04-2002, 02:07 PM
Hi ladies! My name is Shauna! I am not really new here but have been reading stuff here for a long time and now I have just decided to go ahead and write because I like the woman's forum. I am 27 , married and have 2 girls 7 and 4. I am currently a stay at home mom but also do homecare for my neighbor who is paralized from the waist down. I also work part time at a shoppers drug mart store and am doing my biology 30 at home. I also am going to be going on to get my LPN license or go for my RN. Haven't really decided yet.
I am currently 5'6" and weigh 130lbs. I am having alot of problems getting rid of the last little bit of fat on the lower stomach(from having the kids). I only do cardio for 30 minutes twice a week and I do weights 3 times a week. I would like more muscle development. I am an extremely picky eater(healthy is what i mean). I have been told on this site to only do cardio twice a week because I do not want to loose any muscle. I also do abs 5 times a week. I usually take the weekends off but sometimes I go for a nice long walk.
I live in Millet Alberta, Canada and it is away from any gyms so I have my free weights at home, a total gym(am looking into a bowflex) , and have my tread mill(looking into an elliptical trainer). Mondays I do chest, shoulders and triceps, Tuesday cardio, wednesday back and biceps, Thursday cardio, and then friday is all legs. Not sure if that is good but I also got all this from this site but I would like a woman's point of view because woman usually want the same things as far as body wise etc.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. I have also looked at alot of the woman's pics and stuff. Love to look like Krypto. Beautiful, Absolutely beautiful. Anyways I will stop yapping otherwise you will be reading a novel. Thanks for reading. /forum/images/icons/grin.gif <font color="purple"> </font color>
10-04-2002, 06:16 PM
Just wanted to say hi, I'm new here too. Good luck with your goals, seems like you are very busy.
10-04-2002, 06:42 PM
Yes I am very busy but I am never too busy for weights /forum/images/icons/wink.gif Thanks for replying to me. I love to read what people have to say.
10-04-2002, 08:10 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">posted by lean_nmean:</font><hr /> I live in Millet Alberta, Canada <hr /></blockquote>
Yay! Another Canadian /forum/images/icons/smile.gif
You sound like you're doing awesome!
<blockquote><font class="small">posted by lean_nmean:</font><hr /> ...Love to look like Krypto. Beautiful, Absolutely beautiful.<hr /></blockquote>
http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/bigblush.gif Aw, how sweet. Thank you!
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Anyways I will stop yapping otherwise you will be reading a novel. <hr /></blockquote>
Lol, oh gosh, don't worry, I'm SURE I take the cake for typing novels! http://www.plauder-smilies.de/laugh.gif
Anyway, your training split sounds fine. And if your diet is in line, then you should do just fine, it just takes time (ooh a rhyme, hehe). Be patient and you'll be able to keep that muscle and even gain some WHILE losing fat! I started at 22% body fat, thin, but not defined/toned and I got all the way down to 15% and only 4lbs lighter. Now I'm back up to 18% but I'm still the same weight I was at 22% body fat but I look better! Body composition change is what it's all about! http://www.plauder-smilies.de/happy/xyxthumbs.gif
And welcome to Abc! See ya around! http://www.plauder-smilies.de/wavey.gif
10-05-2002, 12:07 PM
Thanks Krypto! I know it takes time and patience but that is hard when you looks at the pics on this site and at magazines. I love the Oxygen magazine. It gives alot of pointers and has alot of the figures that i want. But I just have to have patience. How many exercises per body group should I be doing? I usually do 2 and I do 2 sets of 8-10 reps for them. Is that ok for developing muscle?
<blockquote><font class="small">Posted by: lean_nmean:</font><hr> Thanks Krypto! I know it takes time and patience but that is hard when you looks at the pics on this site and at magazines. I love the Oxygen magazine. It gives alot of pointers and has alot of the figures that i want. But I just have to have patience. How many exercises per body group should I be doing? I usually do 2 and I do 2 sets of 8-10 reps for them. Is that ok for developing muscle?
Shauna <hr /></blockquote>
Only you can answer that question for sure as everybody is different. What works well for one person might not work as well for someone else. There is more than one way to get the results you desire. I personally, do more than that. I do anywhere from 2-5 exercises per muscle group and I probably average 3-4 sets of around 10 reps. But I've also done as many as 8 sets when I feel like really shocking a muscle. It just depends, depends on your training level, whether you're a beginner or not, depends on what kind of response you're getting from your muscles. If you are going to failure for those 2 sets, 2 exercises, and you're a beginner, then that should be enough for now. Again, it all depends, do what feels best and pay attention to your body to see what method is giving you the best results. But also remember it takes time to see results. If after 4 weeks you haven't made any progress, then I'd say you need to change something. Hope that helps! You can also check some of the other women's journals for ideas and to see what we're doing. http://www.plauder-smilies.de/happy/wink.gif
10-05-2002, 06:33 PM
Thanks again Krypto! Again it is really appreciated. I will definately try that but I am not in a beginner phase at all. I would say I am almost at advanced so I guess I am going to try and find some other exercises to do. It is hard when I do not have much of a chose with equipment but I will have to check out the exercises on this site and see what I can do at home.
...and another Canadian here as well! Looking forward to getting to know you all better...Happy lifting!
10-06-2002, 09:23 PM
I'm new here too just wanted to say "Hey"! I workout at home too. If you have a bench, barbell, plates, dumbells and a bar you should be fine without the bowflex. I love just using free weights myself and have had great results. Just my 2 cents on the bowflex if it helps you train better then all's well. lol.
Chuee, a.k.a. Lori /forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif
10-06-2002, 11:57 PM
Welcome Lori! /forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
10-07-2002, 11:13 PM
Thanks JWilson! /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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