Monday, June 18, 2012
This is interesting:
Although I loathe the DM and usually discount any of it's "diet" articles and scoff at it's obsession with celebrity baby-weight, I found this interesting.
I fall between a gorger and a binger.
Today makes the start of the 6th week without running or cycling. I have continued to strength train in the gym, working up a sweat and my heart rate and building a strong core. However, the 5lbs gained is still here.
The last time I went to the doctors I was 62kg (137) - when I went on Thursday to get some more meds for this damn knee of mine I got weighed again and I was up to 66kg (145.5) !! Today however, after 4 days of clean eating, I am back down to 64kg (141). I am due on my period though which makes a massive difference (usually adding 2-3lbs the week before which disappears as soon as Aunt Flo comes to town). I am wondering though if all these weights I am doing (I am pretty much doing Body Pump twice\three times a week but upper body and core only) is making a difference in weight, or it is just my leg muscles turning into fat.
My knee is feeling a little better, but I have a scan tomorrow to try and get some answers. I am hoping 6 weeks rest though will have done some good and it wont be much longer.
Tonight I am going to a pilates class and then after I am going swimming with a Pull Buoy (so I can't kick my legs), although this won't be the same as a 10 mile run @ 9.15 min\mi it will get my heart going and will count as cardio so hopefully I can start shifting these extra 5lbs. We are going to Canada next week for a 2 week holiday. Last time we went I ate like a horse and was at my heaviest - I vowed the next time I returned this would not be. I am not in ideal shape for this vaca, I am not in ideal shape full stop. However I am going to eat sensibly, allow a couple of treats and a couple of beers but I am also going to ensure I swim with my Pull Buoy when I can (almost all our hotels have pools) and do some weights whilst I am there to try and keep the holiday bulge off. Hopefully when I get back I can get clearance to do more cardio though and I can get to being my old self.
Anyway, take a look at the Daily Mail article, it's certainly food for thought.