I have nothing against chicken breasts, so long as they are cooked in plenty of fat. But the fat-free-chicken-breast-and-egg-white thing doesn't work for me. If I'd known the diet was a low fat one before buying the book, I wouldn't have bought it.
I really think that when it comes to older women, the same sort of weight training is appropriate as for everyone else. Free weights, increase the weight as you progress. There are so many good programs out there. I think trainers run into so many middle-aged women who are afraid of lifting weights for irrational reasons that they end up not challenging women to avoid scaring them off.Are there any general guidelines for lifting of what maybe is good for my age, etc and what I should be working toward? My trainer tells me I am doing really well but I think he just wants me to feel good about what I'm doing--he is really young.
My body adapts slowly to cardio, but I think if I train all summer I might be able to run a 10 minute per mile pace by the fall. Today I ran 3.6 miles for the second time since starting to exercise again. This is inspiring.Also, because I'm a glutton for punishment, I start running doubles this week getting ready for my June relay. There is just no way around it. I'm just going to do 2 doubles a week for 2 weeks then hit 3 to get used to the heat.