Hi all - I have been scrawny my whole life, but I could eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Then I turned 40 and I started to gain weight. Last November I went out to buy pants and I couldn't believe the size I needed to fit me. Then I started to study low carb diets and eventually landed on MDA, and basically, my life changed. Now I walk everywhere, work in the garden as much as possible, and I've lost most of the pounds that I need to to get back to where I was 5 years ago (now I'm 44). the thing i've ignored in the PB until now is strength training. On monday I decided to start, so I did 3 reps of 10 pushups, 15 squats and 15 seconds of planks. the last time I did any kind of weight lifting or strength training was in high school, so I don't really know where to go from here. I was thinking of following Mark's advice in Primal Blueprint Fitness but doing three days a week of strength training instead of two. Pushing out 15 seconds of planks x 3 was really hard and I'm still hurting from that one so tomorrow I think I'll skip it until I recover. What else should I be doing to turn my scrawny self into a respectable specimen of a human of my age?
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please help this wimp...