First though, responses!
Good on you girl! I am considering getting Lipo once I'm near my gw, but not for normal reasons... I know I have more adipose tissue than the average person does since I was obese, which means I will regain fat much more easily than a normal person would... I kinda want to see if they can't thin it out. IF I do do it, I want to do the procedure where they kill the fat cells with lasers... not go under the knife. Already had a breast reduction (~6 years ago) and it was the best thing ever. I hope you are happy with your results.
It's so worth it, so GL with saving up =] and measuring >>>> weighing, though it is harder to see in the short-term. The number on the scales is no where near as important (to me anyway) as the numbers around my body. :D Comment again with your email if you wanna chat or something, I won't publish it... or like, hit me up on the forums. That's where you found this blog right?
Anonymous said...Bulking up even a little bit there is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable for me :( And I have massive thighs already from figure-skating and carrying around so much weight so... I am totally up for strengthening, and having muscle help burn fat, but there are areas of my body that are far less toned/built-up/strong than my thunderous thighs so... just gonna leave them be for now.
You really won't bulk up muscles that much if you're a girl. Just focus on building as much muscle as you can, because the muscles burn more calories just resting than the fat does plus it's more compact, so a pound of muscle takes up a lot less room than a pound of fat.
Trust me, I *try* to build big muscles, but without steroids, our estrogen and testosterone levels don't let us.
Nike might be ok with girls having tree-trunk legs as long as they are muscular (pictured above), but I'm not ok with that being me. (don't get me wrong, she is beautiful. just not the kind of beautiful I want to be... I desire length, not mass.) And I just don't see how I have lost 15% of my waist for example... but only 5% of my right thigh (left one... the less muscular one... has lost close to 10% which is more expected/even I think... thus the worries about too much muscle there D:)
something I'll suggest is finding a kind of exercise that's fun... for me, just working out in a gym isn't that much fun. I started training in Brazilian jiu jitsu which is great-- fun, challenging to the mind as much as the body, plus the uniform is big and baggy so I don't feel as fat... you can burn up to 1100 calories in a 90 min class, and you won't notice the time go by!
That sounds like a lot of fun! Unfortunately with my back issues I can't do anything like that though, which is why I am focusing on pilates private lessons and lowish-impact cardio. I gotta get my back sorted before I can do anything else. Time doesn't drag for me though anyway, I find it metatitive. It is only hard when I am physically tired, but anything would be. All I gotta do is focus on my fat jiggling or my thighs rubbing each other to keep going though! lol... TMI perhaps... but as the blog title says I am TOBF and as long as I remind myself that, I can get through just about anything =]
I hope the class goes well for you though =] I'm so jealous your body is healthy enough to be able to do something like that.