I've been training in Muay Thai boxing for four weeks now. For those of you who do not know, it's a vigorous mixed martial art which includes more than the general American kickboxing, including elbows and knee strikes.
I train 2 to 3 times a week for an hour and a half, plus a half hour of weight training (meaning 10 reps but with heavy weights). The training itself consists of sparring, moving around, and using the punching bag. Days off, I'll do 30 sit ups and 30 push ups every day, along with some shadow boxing.
Although I am by no means overweight -- I am a 20-year-old female at 128 lbs standing 5'2" -- although most of my adult life I was 115 lbs, which is my healthy weight.
I am looking to build and gain muscle tone, as well as lose fat weight.
I am also a vegan, and generally after working out, I will have a soy/peanut butter protein shake, a dish with tempeh or tofu in it, or a bean dish. I don't have a high calorie diet, my diet is generally around 1500 to 2000 calories (It's not to stay skinny, it's just all my body needs or else I feel like I've overeaten, and that's no fun).
I was wondering about a few things.
One, how long would it take to see some definite change in muscle tone?
Two, how long does it take to lose weight at this point? (Fat weight, in any case)
Three, are there are other people who do vigorous training/sports that can give me some advice about how to eat, etc. for building muscle?