This might sound crazy, but it is true. Weight training can truly change your life. I am a walking testimony of it. For most of my life I thought cardio was going to change my life until I started weight training the whole game changed. If you are looking to get into shape and get lean definition in your muscles weight training is for you. If you are looking to lose 20-30 pounds weight training is for you. Weight training is for everyone.
Weight training has been overlooked for so many decades because the media tells us we need to be skinny although I believe fit is the new skinny. Meaning it is more important to be fit than it is to be skinny. What I mean by fit is you are healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am not saying that you shouldn’t strive to be skinny because we all want to be somewhat skinny, but if your thinking of skinny is dominating your thinking in calorie counting, excessive cardio and stressed about your stomach not being flat than it is time to change that.
How to change : Let go and let God take control. When you idolize your body and your goals to look a certain way it can dominate your thinking and cause you to be stressed and worried all the time. When you let it go and realize you are beautifully and wonderfully made you feel at Peace. You began to realize who is really in control. God is in control of everything and everyone. He lets us have the free-will though to please or displease Him and that is up to us to decide. If you really want to be healthy and happy put God first and everything will change for the better. Once you put God first start weight training. I normally weight train 5-6x a week.
Cardio? I still do cardio, but after my weight training session, not before. I only do is HIIT 3-4x a week.. I do not do LISS because I find it not as effective, but it is up to you. I would suggest only doing cardio 3-4 a week and 30 minutes max.
If you aren’t sure how to get started here is my weight training schedule.
If you still aren’t sure weight training is for you:
I started weight training 5 years ago. I had no idea if it was even gonna work or if I was gonna lose any weight, but I knew I wanted to lose 30 pounds and have definition and lean muscle. So I began to start weight training with learning basic exercises: squats, shoulder press, bicep curls, deadlifts and lat pull downs and then I grew from there. I would suggest starting out small with basic movements to get your body used to it than move onto a variety of exercises.