Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ok, so I am a little frustrated. I gained 2 pounds this week, as no, its not muscle-the vital measurements are also increasing-hips, waist, arms, etc. The only measurement that decreased was my calves and that was only 5mm, so I could put that down to holding the tape measure differently.
My weight has remained pretty much the same for ages. I was 159 at the start of the year and have since been fluctuating around 153-156, which I consider to be mostly due to monthly changes, not any particular loss or gain.
No, I haven't been fantastic at tracking my calories, but part of me thinks that running like a maniac several times a week should really allow me to be a little less particular about the calories. For example, I ran 10 miles saturday, 11 miles Tuesday and 12 miles yesterday and guess what, I am gaining weight this week.
So yes, I am getting super fit. Yes, I am proud of myself for that. But I do just wish my body would give me some sort of reward for it.
Maybe I need to get back into a bit more strength training. What's most frustrating is that even my thighs are all wobbly still-how is that even possible. I wouldn't expect my waist to shrink, but some toning after all that running would be much appreciated.