I have finally become consistent with going to the gym and doing weight/strength training. My main "aerobic" is outdoor walking because I love it so much.
I think I have my TDEE about right. I am 65, 5' 2", 138. My workouts are 5 days a week steady, going on 3 weeks now. Upper body one day, lower the next. Weekends I do my walks (anywhere from 2 miles to 6 miles, at right about 2.5 miles per hour. That's average.
I do the typical 3 reps, per exercise at the gym. I have raised my weights so that I am working hard each machine. But I have learned to listen to my body, and I don't over due. More of an issue is getting enough of my macros. So now I feel a bit warn out some mornings.
I have what I think is a pretty good "plant-based" protein that is within my budget. I can't do Whey because it bloats me bad. I am loving the taste of the plant-based, so don't have any problem with it and no bloating. Tons of energy after consuming on serving mixed with frozen fruit (blueberries, and a triple berry blend I like). I also use my Almond Milk which I also think is very good for the price I can afford to spend. It has 10 grams of protein as well, and I used a cup of that in the smoothie.
Anyway, my question is, "is it best to drink the protein separate from my regular meals? I know drinking water, or other drinks can inhibit digestion, so I'm guessing separate, not with meals.
Any experience with this, help is very welcome. I am so excited about the way my 65, almost 66 body is changing already. I don't have any depression at all (I don't take anti-depress.pills) and I am having more interest in the things I love since starting my "program".
Thanks all, and I haven't kept a very good diary so far, I haven't lost any weight, or inches, but I am not worried, just know to stick with it, and enjoy every minute;)