- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I’m looking for some advice from bees with fitness/ training knowledge or experience. I’ve always been active … I was an athlete in college and I’ve been running competitively since high school. I’m 29 now. I’m not a fitness expert, but I’ve definitely looked over a lot blogs on toning up, lifting weights, etc. and I’m always trying new classes.
Until recently, I’ve mostly focused on just running. I’ve also always been pretty thin, but with an athletic body. Anyway, since October/November, I’ve been making a point to do more than just run. I go to a 20 minute “core” class 2 X a week and I do lifting 3 x a week, just focused on my arms. I also do 50 – 60 pushups every other day.I’ve continued to run 6 days a week as well, but my mileage has increased…probably doubled. I’ve noticed that my core is toning up a lot. I have visible abs now..not a six pack but definition. So, my body has definitely been changing a bit.
My legs have always been thin, but now it seems like they’ve somehow gotten thinner. My hipbones stick out now so I’ve also lost weight there. I have a space between my thighs when my feet are touching. Even though my body is toned more than before, it doesn’t look like I have a defined waist because my legs are so small. I’m 5’6 and I weigh maybe 110 pounds down from 125. I went shopping this weekend for new pants and the smallest size in most stores don’t fit me. My upper body, on the other hand, while not at all big, is not proportionate to my bottom half.
I guess I’m just wondering if it’s possible to make my body more proportionate and a suggestion for exercises. I don’t want to lose any more weight, but with all the added exercise, it just keeps coming off. I also don’t want to eat more, because I don’t feel like I’m starving myself. I eat three meals a day and snack…I eat healthy and I don’t want to change that. I am worried that I don’t weigh enough, but I love working out and I don’t want to stop.
So, my questions for you are:
1. What exercises would you suggest to bulk my legs up a a bit, especially the hip area?
2. If I continue to do what I’m doing and eating the same, will I continue to lose weight? Again, that’s not my goal and I DON’T want to lose any more.