I live in a small town–only 3500 people–and this gym is a pretty well-equipped, but there are space limitations. I have been working out here for a little over a year. I was driving 30 miles (one way) to a nearby city a few times a week to work out at Gold’s. I worked with an amazing trainer for 1 1/2 years there who has done the V-Diet himself to shed the weight he put on while prepping for a powerlifting meet. I do have the option of using the weight room of the high school at which I teach–there are plenty of squat racks there! But no ab wheel, which is part of the same workout.
I lift pretty heavy for a 44-year-old woman. I have been doing full-body superset workouts lately in order to build muscle and burn fat. I run quite a bit, anywhere from 2.5 to 5 miles at a time. Sometimes I do a bleacher workout at the high school track since it’s right there. I usually take only one complete day off a week.
I had beenmaking good progress, but I have out on about 10 pounds that I can’t seem to get rid of. Some of my clothes don’t fit well anymore! When I started lifting regularly a few years ago, I weighed 185 pounds and I am 5’3". I got down to 132 lbs with very little body fat.