Females only - lifting/weight training results?



  • FunSizedK
    FunSizedK Posts: 159 Member
    Bump so I can come back and look
  • whizzlers
    whizzlers Posts: 101 Member
    Bump to read when pictures load - and not at work...
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 4,789 Member
    To those who want to start, but don't have the equipment yet, you can use a pair of soup cans or water bottles to start.

    And there are lots of great routines on YouTube. I love Kelly Coffey-Meyer who mixes weights with squats/lunges/planks - a great combination. Here's a link to one of her workouts:

    I started in December and love it!
  • Amelia7779
    Amelia7779 Posts: 53 Member
  • copselily
    copselily Posts: 117
    Bump. I love these threads!
  • Squidgeypaws007
    Squidgeypaws007 Posts: 1,022 Member
    << arms :) that's got about an 8 month time span between the first and last photos - started being more serious about weights in the past 4 months or so!!
  • ChancyW
    ChancyW Posts: 439 Member
    I am not ready to post my before/after photos yet. However, I started lifting heavier in November and in the past 5 months I have lost 5 inches from my waist and 5 inches from my hips, among other areas. I have lost more inches than pounds during this time period because of weight training.
  • catfive1
    catfive1 Posts: 529 Member
    Aug. 2013 to Feb. 2014

  • greenie
    greenie Posts: 47 Member
    Great results, everyone!
  • violetrix
    violetrix Posts: 60 Member
    Bump for more motivation later! Hoping to have half of the success you ladies have had! :flowerforyou:
  • WillUAre
    WillUAre Posts: 81 Member
    You rock.
  • WillUAre
    WillUAre Posts: 81 Member
    Lifting 5x per week on a deficit and working with a trainer. I killed it every single session.

    My overall results of lifting from start to now.

    Dang girl! I have to follow your blog. Can I friend you?
    Really inspirational.
  • Chickee8586
    Chickee8586 Posts: 155 Member
    I do not have any proper before pics as I was very very camera shy due to the weight I had gained. However, I did find one taken on holiday just before I started on MFP at the age of 44.


    I lost 37lbs through a reasonable caloric deficit and lifting over the course of a year. Since then I have done a bulk and a cut and am now reversing back up ready to bulk again. A couple of my most recent pictures, now at 46 years old:



    Can I be you? Please?
  • Patty1015A
    Patty1015A Posts: 81 Member
  • the_great_unknown
    the_great_unknown Posts: 194 Member
    My experience with weight training has been great. About 5 years ago, I lost some weight and weighed about what I do now, but I was 2 sizes larger. Muscle is more compact. I have never gotten bulky from it and I have really loved being more self reliant and not needing anyone to help with heavy lifting (well, not usually, anyway).
  • aspired2lift
    aspired2lift Posts: 18 Member
  • wifeymou1112
    wifeymou1112 Posts: 129 Member
    Bumpity bump
  • jardimgirl
    jardimgirl Posts: 522 Member
    In for inspiration
  • Eve_e
    Eve_e Posts: 57
    Fantastic thread.
    I can'r wait to seriously get into lifting.