I've been training for about a year now. It's been mostly successful thanks to living off of this site religiously. My fiance approached me last night and asked for help dropping some fat for our wedding in 2.5 months. I know women should generally train like men, but my fiance seems to have stalled, so I thought I'd consult the board for advice.
Here's the vital info:
She's 5'2", 176 lbs. She's been dieting for a few months now, tracking calories on FitDay, and with the exception of a cheat meal about once a week (or slightly less), she's religiously limiting herself to 1200-1300 calories a day. In those few months, she's only lost a few pounds. The limited weight loss was countered by taking a few inches off initially, but she's completely stalled in recent weeks. As far as exercise, she runs a mile and a half about 3 times a week, and does extremely high rep, extremely low weight training about 3 times a week. I don't know if dropping much lower calorie wise is healthy in order to get over her fat loss plateau, is it?
Here's the dilemna. She's extremely stubborn, and insists upon "toning" instead of lifting heavy. Any ideas on how to convince her she'd have more success by upping the weight and lowering the reps? I'll probably show her Built's blog as a starting point.
She said she wants me to "kick her butt" and help her come up with something that will zap the fat faster, and said she's willing to work her butt off to do it.