Monday, October 22, 2012
Okay. I need some help/advice/suggestions because I am a bit perplexed. I think I may have figured out the reason why, but thought I'd blog about this and see if it made sense in the end.
So as you know, I'm currently unemployed and waiting to start grad school in January. This means I have a lot of free time on my hands. As such, I thought I'd take advantage of said free time and use it to seriously work on my fitness. This week, that meant going to a Zumba class six times and walking around the Rosebowl (a 5K) three times this week. Yes, it's all cardio. Yes, I'm aware I should be incorporating strength training. Yes, I'm doing so this week.
As a result of all this activity, my nutrition tracker said I should be eating between 2,030 and 2,380 calories a day. This is where I think my problem stems from because I have NOT been eating that-I have been eating less than that. It seems counterintuitive to me to spend all that time working out this week and eating so many calories! However, I'm afraid I've freaked out my body into thinking that it needs to hold on to everything it's got because of all the increased activity.
Would you all say that's correct?
Because after working out 9 times, a total of 513 minutes, and burning 6525 calories this week...I gained weight. Yes, you read that correctly: I GAINED weight. =/
I read my nutrition feedback report and it says I'm not eating enough calories and carbohydrates. But do I really need to be eating the calorie amount it's telling me?