You’re right; I’ve been following the diet but not the training plan…I should have been more clear about that! I am a personal trainer/group fitness instructor and I’m training for a figure competition, so a lot of the activity is job related - I teach some kind of cardio class just about every day and a strength training class a couple of times/week.
I try to get in an extra hour of lower-intensity cardio most days if time permits, I do a 5-day split for strength training, and martial arts twice/week. I used the recovery shake twice last week - most of the time I just have a protein shake (in water, ha ha) post-workout.
I did look at my measurements last night; I’m down 1.5" at my waist and hip (hooray!) but no change in my arms, legs, or shoulders…I have, however, definitely noticed more definition and my clothes are getting looser around the middle. I would like to think that I’ve put on some muscle, but THAT much? Seems unlikely to me; I have colleagues and clients that fight tooth and nail to add a lb of muscle over months - and given that I’m female it should be even harder to add muscle mass…? It just doesn’t seem to add up to me. What do you think?[/quote]
Glad to hear the measurements are down, though I would expect more.
Okay, first off, I’m not sure if the V-Diet was the plan for you to begin with given your required activity level. That aside, multiple cardio classes, extra hours of cardio, martial arts classes, extra weight training… getting ready for a figure show… group instructor… and you’re over 190 pounds as a female?
Something is very wrong here. Either you’re sleep-bingeing or there’s an underlying medical issue here. Or you’re not being honest with me about what you’re doing, V-Diet wise. These cases are very difficult to diagnose over the internet as you can imagine. I could make some guesses, but I’m not a doctor. And I’ve seen figure competitors screw themselves up with thyroid drugs, but I don’t want to make that assumption here since I don’t know your history.
I’m stuck on this one, sorry. I’d advise you to talk to a doctor to make sure there’s not an underlying medical issue here.