I am female, 40, with PCOS and insulin resistance.
Several years ago I lost 100 pounds by eating lower carb. I could have stood to lose another 50+ more, but at the time I was having trouble embracing meat so I just focused on maintaining. Which I have done for years.
I'm now working on losing the rest.
I'm not having trouble with food now. Some days I happily eat only meat/fish/eggs and green veggies, plus a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream in my coffee. Other days I add a little cheese or peanut butter, or occasionally berries or dark chocolate. Once a week or so I will eat a meal that is more carby (this past weekend was sushi), but I am well aware of what type & amount will feel ok, and what will have me feeling like crap. I stay away from the latter.
I walk a lot. I do HIIT 2 - 3 times per week.
I'm having trouble getting started on weight training. At the moment I'm just focusing on body weight exercises, and exercises that I can do at home. In the fall I will be more able to go to the gym. My plan for now is to do squats, planks, push ups, and inverted rows.
But I just keep slacking. I'm not sure why. I don't mind the interval training, despite the muscle fatigue and sweating. The weight training, though, perhaps it is the muscle pain/discomfort that bothers me. I get irritated, even angry, when I do them. Has anyone else had this? Is there a way to change my mindset, or do I just need to suck it up?