Thanks to the encouragement of the Knotties on the board here, I purchased New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women. I thought I'd start next week, but decided to just go for it and I'm starting tonight. I'm planning on two workouts a week for the next eight weeks, while still doing some running and kickboxing just for fun. I'm really excited about this program, especially regarding raising my calories. Ok, I'm also really worried about raising my calories. I'm hoping to be able to stick to the ratios; I know I need to work on increasing protein.
Thanks for the inspiration ladies, any additional tips on the beginning process are much appreciated!