Well, this was my first week doing the Shock Training System. Had thought to 'work up' to it, but decided that was just holding myself back.
Think it's better to start now doing what I CAN and be able to do MORE later. Having to bench or curl with weights that I laughed at 20 years ago - that's probably WHY I have to use them now - because I unmercifully teased a friend about her great big 8 lb dumbbells when I was doing the same exercise with 40s. I am owning that now........ Funny how your own words come back to bite you on the butt.
Course, I may never work back up to 40's. Looking back, I realize that my disease was in it's hyper phase at the time and I was able to lift and build muscle like a man. My thighs were 28" of steel back then too (yes, they were almost as big as my husband's - scary thought). More like cottage cheese now.
One thing about having my HT under control and in a euthyroid state, I can't get bulky now like back then and that's a good thing. LOL I am happy with my progress these days and do not have unrealistic expectations.
Didn't lose a pound this week.
DID lose 1.5 inches off my hips this week, tho - that's the only measurement I took this week.