Weight Issues: To Lose or Not To Lose
At 118 pounds and having an ectomesomorph build, I am not overweight. I’m just not happy that love handles started appearing recently. I now have chub rubs, and I call myself “muffin top” when wearing jeans. Har har. So I rummaged through my old and recent photos and did a comparison.
Me at 100 pounds in 2008, with the measurements 32B-23-32:
Without working out, I have natural cuts on my abdomen and my biceps and triceps form easily. But as you can see…shaped like a boy.
I packed on the pounds 5 years later and with them, well, I felt like a woman. Haha. Except…I hated how my natural cuts seemed to have disappeared into oblivion. Plus my biceps and triceps were suddenly replaced with flab. I can’t even pose for a photo without moving my arms away from my body because you might mistake my arms for someone else’s thighs. Ugh.
Me at 118 pounds in 2012, with the measurements 36B-27-36:
So I am thinking, should I lose weight, or should I just tone? I’m still wondering what the best sort of exercise I could do without losing the womanly curves I’ve finally achieved. Leg raises and sit-ups bore me, and gyms make me think of hamsters.
Any fun suggestions for losing weight or toning?
In any case, I will try a new “diet” program that involves counting pesos instead of calories. (I do not want to use “weight-loss” because I normally gain weight whenever I tone up. Muscle mass is heavier than fat.) I will try it for a whole month and see where it takes me. Wish me luck!