Thank you for your reply, I do train my whole body however I really am only coming back to it and easing into my diet again. I'm fleshy and wobbly! When I diet properly and lose the belly fat I do get quite a good mid-section. I put it down to years of squats because I don't train my abs at all :-/
I do need to increase my cardio - I'm doing about 30/40 minutes 3-4 times a week at the moment but it's things like walking home from the gym instead of taking the bus or using the cross-ramp at the gym. I think I need to get myself moving again and back to doing some sprint sessions or other high intensity. I really feel heavy and slow these days. When I was doing competition (2001 - 2003) I used to run a lot and used the indoor rower for cardio - but through lack of knowledge about correct diet and amount of cardio I ended up feeling totally wasted. I was really lean but I had no energy for life and my moods were horrendous.
In hindsight I've probably never stuck with any routine for long enough to see real results and I haven't trained legs hard for quite a while now. I suffered back and abdominal pain on and off for ages and in the end put it down to weight training so squats and deadlifts went out the window. I haven't had any pain for months now but am still nervous about squatting heavy (my heaviest was 60kg plus the bar - probably not heavy at all to some of you awesome ladies) and doing deadlifts.
I will get some better pictures taken on the weekend and post up - I'll get my partner to take some properly for me rather than do them in a mirror. In a moment of lost hope last year I donated all of my bikini's to the local charity shop. :-/
I'm trying to keep my days as below:
Meal 1: Breakfast - 1/3 cup oats with 1 cup skimmed milk + 1 scoop of whey protein in water
Weights session and cardio
Meal 2: Lunch - usually a chicken breast (120g) with steamed brocolli and cauliflower OR omlette 1 egg + 5 whites with spinach
Work (4 - 11 p.m.)
Meal 3: low fat cottage cheese and an apple
Meal 4: usually a chicken breast (120g) with steamed brocolli and cauliflower
Meal 5: zero fat yogurt with 1/2 scoop protein
GN - I really appreciate your comments so far. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.
You look amazing in your avatar pic BTW. I'd love love love to look like that. xx