This is a discussion on Ask: The Forum's Fitness Freaks! within the Health and Fitness forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by corgiflatmate Well I've been jogging 5 days a week for the last month. I've just started resistance ...
I've noticed no definition; my calves are decent but my thighs have always been disgusting. I'm not jogging very far, I admit. Maybe a mile a day. I live in Florida and I'm more fatigued by the heat than physical exhaustion. Hopefully I can combat that running on the treadmill at the gym.
Stick to complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, lentils, beans, quinoa, oats. Don't go for white rice or bread. Avoid white flour, sugar. Avoid packaged pre-made meals. Eat tons of veggies and salads, they're nutrient-bombs. Skip the dressings, and stay light on salt.
After you have a resistance-training session, be sure to eat something within a half an hour. Make sure it's some fast sugars, like a banana, with some fast protein and maybe some slow carbs if it's a meal rather than a post-workout snack. :)
I don't have access to a pool, and funny story, I can't ride a bike. However, there are stationary bikes at the gym I just signed up at.
I have a thyroid problem so I was expecting some trouble but I haven't seen any results at all. Guess i need to start on this body confusion I keep hearing about.
As for your migraines-- Well, I've had pretty terrible experiences with those. But, I don't associate dizziness with them. I have to lay down for several hours, half-blinded by crazy aura-shape things, knife-pains on one side of the head behind the eye, with possible episodes of vomiting. It's terribly unpleasant.
If you've got a thing with your thyroid, talk to your doctor for sure. Apparently iodine or kelp can be either detrimental, or helpful. Avoid the cabbage family veggies. :D (Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, brussel sprouts, etc.)
Minimize meat, egg, and dairy consumption.
Word Dispenser said, make sure your adequately hydrated before bearing the heat. Jump on that stationary bike and also use the elliptical(if they have one). Hopefully you can start seeing results, are your hormone levels healthy?
Well thanks everyone. I will come back once I get into the hang of my new gym. I've never cared about physical health before so this is all new to me.