Normally I love Mondays. I don't like the fact that the weekend is over, but it's the start of a new week. A new week that I can accomplish anything I want - and last week is behind me.
But today? Not feeling it so much.
And at the root of it? My insides do not meet my outsides.
For the past 5 weeks, I have behaved like I am a healthy, active person - who loves life, loves moving, loves eating well. And I truly felt like that.
Now it's been 5 weeks that the scale hasn't moved. I can only keep up my motivation for so long until I NEED to see a change.
I had increased my calories because I've read too much about how eating 1200 calories a day is not enough for when you are working out consistently. Alot of the articles/websites about eating at least your BMR daily, PLUS eating back your exercise calories. Which is what I've been doing. First week (which was a week I only got to the gym twice, as opposed to 6 times) I was down 3 lbs.
Since then - there has been NO change in my weight.
I've been journalling everything, and 90% of the time staying within my calories (on the weekends I tend to go over a bit). I've been working out a minimum of 4 times a week, maximum of 6. I've been making sure I meet my macronutrient needs daily (carbs, fat, protein). I'm eating my steel cut oats, my protein shakes after a work out, my lean meats, my fruits (but not too many), my veggies, my water, my green tea.....
I look at people who are dieting (ie: WW, 17 day diet) who DON'T work out, and they are losing like crazy, Dropping pants sizes. Looking slimmer.
Ok - so maybe their body fat isn't dropping, but their clothes sizes are.
Maybe my body fat is dropping, but my clothes sizes aren't.
I just feel like I'm doing all the right things and not seeing the benefits.
I want to stop working out for a week and see if I lose. But I KNOW that's not the answer, and I won't do it (because really, unless I was in bed sick, I don't think I could miss a work out, I need them!).
But, if that's not the answer, then what is?
(it's Monday, I blame my negative nelly mood on that)
(come on weight gods, give me a little loss to keep me going)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thoughts by Christy at 8:37 AM