Happy and Not Happy at the Same Time
Sunday, May 13, 2012
First, I'll start with what did NOT make me happy today and end with the positive stuff. That way I can vent the stuff that's annoying and end up happier.
I gained 3 pounds this week. Started Insanity on Monday and have had some muscle soreness - especially in my calves from all the lower body work and jumping - but nothing that bad. Some might be water from the DOMS.
To be truthful, I had a little extra to eat at work because we celebrated a coworker's birthday but instead of having tacos I just added taco meat to my salad. My downfall was the tortilla chips. I did have SOME, but not as many as I normally would. But every little bit added up. Then we had Taco Bell the other night and instead of having just ONE taco, I had two plus a quesadilla and cinnamon twists. Ruined it that day. And Thursday we had a rep lunch. I have learned that I really need to NOT eat what the reps bring, since it's usually something I can't really track and have to guess at.
I have only eaten ABOVE my calorie burn one day so really, that much weight should not be fat but I'm not so sure.
I did my measurements today and have gained a 1/2 inch in my waist, hips and thigh. NOT good. That makes me think I'm gaining fat and not muscle or water. I really need to focus on only eating when I'm hungry and NEED to eat. Live and learn I guess. You'd think after doing this for so long I'd know this already but I guess I will always need reminders.
The good news - I got some ROCKIN' gift for Mother's Day!
A 15 pound Kettlebell
A pull up bar (but we don't really have a place to put it so we're trying to figure that out)
A new fitness mat since my yoga mat is getting a little beat up. It's nice!
The new Carrie Underwood CD.
So my focus for this week is to continue my workouts and REALLY watch the calories. See what happens.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of my Spark Friends who are Mom's, aunts, or just good friends to a child.