Fit and Fat?

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. emoticon
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    Don't lose the faith, maybe some strength training will help. See oceanhica's page she is in the south west team as well and I remember her posting a week or so ago that she was running lots and not losing weight, maybe it's something to do with the running?

    Also I know that when I don't track what I eat I forget how much i am having and it is very easy to go over my calorie allowance.

    Keep with it you are doing so well with the running and the 150's is not fat, just not thin! and you are so fit and healthy and that is so much better for you!

    2914 days ago
    I am no expert but I am sure I read somewhere that the body soon gets used to the amount of exercise you are doing and that is when you need to add some changes - like doing different exercises. Don't quote me on that. Have you posted on the message boards? One of the coaches on their might be able to help you out.
    Don't despair - it is just a blip and I am sure it will work out with a bit of tweaking! Thanks for your comments on my page!
    2914 days ago
    Well it is totally possible to be fit and fat..

    I mean some people just don't burn of the fats and still gain muscles..

    I think it should have something to do with the type of exercise done as well as perhaps some genetic issues with the fat deposits and all..
    2915 days ago
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