Thursday, April 19, 2012
Would you believe that after working my butt off for 6 weeks on one of the 28 day bootcamps (I know, 6 weeks is more than 28 days, I kept starting over whenever I missed a day until I met the commitment-goofball), with an average loss of less than 1 lb a week, I weighed in this morning down 3.2 lbs....and I'm telling you this because I actually felt a little guilty, asking myself if I did everything I could to lose slowly, eating all my nutritional requirements and even going over plenty!
I'm on Weight Watchers, so I eat all my points, all my flexible points and usually all of my activity points. To make sure I'm close to accurate on my suggested nutritional goals, I also record everything in Sparkpeople. For the past 6 weeks, I have been nearly perfect following the guideline of 50% carbs, 25-30% fat, 20-30% protein. Perhaps my obsession to meet the daily food goals is making me crazy healthy!
Plus, I'm not just exercising, I'm strength training along with my cardio. 6 days a week of at least one 10 minute video, plus 5 days a week of at least 30 minutes of cardio, then one free day, where I still do a tiny 10 minute video. Strength training builds muscle, which helps you burn fat more efficiently. Pick up the weights...if it's a struggle, you should probably be doing it!
HA I say! Maybe it's possible that my body just said, "OK OK OK, I'll let go of some more fat, and no, you haven't compromised muscle tissue this week! (even though research tells us that you can only lose 1-2 lbs of fat in a week, the rest is water and muscle loss.) You are doing great, keep doing what you're doing, and I promise you will be one smokin' hot hottie on your 45 birthday!
Total weight loss since February 3rd, 12.8 lbs. ~Only 8.2 lbs to goal!
I'm a dork. I know.