Tuesday, March 25, 2014
So I realize that I've been sitting at the exact same weight since NOVEMBER. This is stupid. I can do better than this. I did gain a bunch over the holidays (8 lbs!) but I worked that off by the end of February. Now it's the end of March and I haven't budged.
The not budging is despite my 2 months of working on cardio at the gym. There at least I can feel proud of myself. I may not have lost weight, but I have gained some muscle and endurance. I started out with a resistance setting of 2.5 max on the elliptical and now I'm up to 5.5. I can work at 90% heart rate and not collapse after 30 minutes. I've also started to use the bike and the treadmill to work on some other muscles. The treadmill is fine, though I'm better off with a faster walking pace and a steep incline than trying to jog. The bike huuuurts!
Gotta say, the shower after a workout is one of the best feelings ever. Totally worth carting around shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair drier, towel, deodorant, etc etc to feel nice and clean/ good smelling after.
So, despite the exercise, I'm not loosing weight. Answer must be diet. I haven't been tracking, so what can I expect? I keep having cheat days that must be undoing any exercise loss. It has been a tough month. My DH's grandfather passed away after 2 weeks in the hospital and there was a lot of "we don't have time to cook" and "screw it I want this" ... but we're not visiting the hospital every day now and there is no excuse.
No more! At least for the next month I'm going to try to stick on the straight and narrow. Once I get back in the groove I can loosen up a bit.