New Rules of Lifting for WomenPosted: August 15, 2011
So I promised yesterday that I would say more about this, although I’m almost too sore to hold my arms up to type. Do you think that means I overdid it? I was definitely too sore to hold up a camera so you’ll have to use your imagination on this one!
The blogosphere has been buzzing about this book The New Rules of Lifting for Women. Since I’m horrible about doing strength training, but I know how important it is, I decided to get this book and try the program. And I want y’all to nag me about it! Ask how the workouts are going. Ask how I’m doing on it. If you don’t hear me groaning when I sit down or get up, something must be wrong!
His book stresses lifting heavier weights, like a guy would do, and not being afraid of free weights or lifting more than a few pounds. The workouts are full body workouts, using big muscles, to help build lean muscle (and slim down if that’s what you are looking for). He recommends interval training for cardio and a diet of 30% protein. He gives a sample diet in the book, but it’s not vegetarian so I’m having to modify that. I’ve used Sparkpeople for years now and logging on there really helped me lose the weight. Fortunately Sparkpeople has an iPhone app and it tracks the macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs) as well.
I have my next workout scheduled for Tuesday, so I hope I can move by then! Tomorrow my favorite Zumba instructors are hosting a special demo class and I’ll be attending that. With me moving, and them changing studios, they are too far away to attend regularly, but I sure miss them. I’m hoping to post some pictures from tomorrow’s class!
And because no post is complete without at least one picture…
|Frank, the baby bird who lived in my yard for a week. Doesn’t he look like a Frank?|
|Frank’s mom feeding him berries|
|Kyra and Frank… with me in the background hollering “Don’t hurt the BABY!”|
We miss you Frank!!