I shoveled some snow after one of our bigger storms in December and had a nagging pain in my left shoulder for a few weeks. It was just a slight sharp pain that would occur a few times a day if I moved my arm in just the wrong way.
Being a physical therapist, I cannot afford to have any "bum parts". I decided I needed to do some strengthening. One of the most common issues I treat is rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff tears. I did not need this to happen to me down the road.
Prevention is key.
However, I didn't want to start a strengthening program just for my shoulders. I wanted to work my whole body and start building up my muscle mass all over. More muscle = higher metabolism = lower body fat percentage.
In addition to starting a strengthening program, I have over-hauled my diet too. I'm eating cleaner, more whole foods essentially and less processed crap. I'm eating more fruits and veggies throughout my day than I ever have. I think I'm actually getting the recommended number of servings per day (5-7)!!
The strength program I'm following I found on BodyBuilding.Com - It's Jamie Eason's LiveFit Program.
Have any of you ever heard of it?
This is the program: Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer
I love it. I had gained some weight over the winter months. Weight that I had kept off for about a year and a half. I had gained about 11 pounds back of the 22 I had lost. This is a lot on a small person.
I have now lost that weight and I'm on the track to losing more :)
Here are a couple pics to show some progress. I'll post another progress pic in a week :)
Small changes, but I can feel them. Between the two sets of pics there is only a 6 pound difference. When I post next weeks pics there will be a 6 pound difference between them as well, for around 12 pounds lost.
My pants are looser, I feel stronger, I feel more energetic, and my booty is lifting!
Thanks for stopping in guys!