Thursday, August 18, 2011

Muscle Progress

This post may be a little off-topic (it's not about recipes. I guess this falls under "Other Ramblings" from the title of my blog). In fact this blog post is about as far off-topic as possible seeing as it's about fitness, and not about delicious food. About 6 months ago, as part of my New Year's Resoultion, I started lifting weights. The problem is that I haven't been able to gain much muscle. I lift weights every other day and eat plenty of food(with plenty of calories! just look at some of my recipes! increasing caloric intake is essential for muscle gain) and consume more than enough protein, but I still haven't seen much in the way of results. I had a chat with my sister who is a personal trainer(she does not approve of the recipes in this blog!) and it turns out I actually do way too much cardio! I'm on the elliptical trainer for at least 30 minutes everyday. This is hindering my muscle progress because the calories I'm burning during cardio could have been used towards building muscle instead. So now I have lowered my cardio workout to only 15 minutes every OTHER day. I hope I see some results! I'm not trying to look like a body builder or anything, just want to look good for the ladies haha.