I am taking a break from my firsts. I’ll post one tonight but for now I am actually going to talk about my health and what I have been up to in regard to body upkeep. I need some advice and will be doing a little research this afternoon but in the meantime if anyone has any tips or suggestions they are most welcome.
I have been doing a lot of cardio lately. I am currently taking in about 1600 – 1800 calories daily. I go for one three mile run and one walk each day. I have been doing so for about six weeks now. All of the cardio has resulted in some significant weight loss and although I haven’t weighed myself in a while it would be safe to say I weigh around 130 pounds. I look thin. I have lost a lot of definition and it just makes me look skinny. I need some definition and to get some mass back.
I want to gain muscle weight so for about three weeks now I have started toning for 30 to forty minutes every day before my run. Most of my toning is focused of my thighs, hips, glutes and core. My legs are very strong but thin. I don’t have runners’ legs. I have no mass in my hips and regardless of how much I run I they just get thinner. Because I have no hips I am starting to lose any indication that I have a waist. I alternate core workouts to firm my core so I look like I have a waist again with lower body toning so I can build more muscle in my hips and thighs and maybe get something that looks like a butt.
I have been doing some chair exercises for my hips and thighs along with variations of lunges and some moderate plank exercises and crunches to help with my core and glutes. I’ll take so pictures when I get a little more mass to show you what I have been working on. Right now if I posted pictures I would just get some concerned emails about my weight because I look so thin.
So my questions are:
Why am I not getting more muscle in my legs from running?
Are there any other exercises I can do to target my glutes? (I have absolutely no butt.)
If anybody can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.