My coworker and I worked out yesterday during lunch. I have been doing good nutritional and only half-ass when it comes to working out...worst of all the strength training part. Which is so strange, b/c all my life that was my strongest point. Cardo & nutrition were the areas that I fell behind in.
Now after losing nearly 30 pounds & not working on toning I can tell things are way too soft...it's like my skin got too big or something! I know that sounds gross, but I don't know another way to say it. Mainly it's just on my arms, though. My legs have always been very muscular & they still are, but not as toned as they should be...and my stomach is pretty much flat, but again not toned. My arms on the other hand are a different story! They are a lot smaller, but it's like I don't have any muscle on them at all!! They look so weak! I was afraid when I tried to lift weights I wouldn't be able to lift nearly the weight I have in the past, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I'm no wienie!!! I couldn't lift quite at much as before, but my arms are still strong enough that I was able to lift some weights that would make a different in toning! The key to toning, though is also not to lift too much. You have to differentiate between toning & building. I don't want to build anything...just firm up what I already have! Lighter weight & more reps!
I am not too sore today, but I can feel the stiffness this morning. Tomorrow I probably won't be able to pick up my purse, though!!!