Saturday, November 24, 2012
I had some time alone today. I can't remember the last time I had totally to my self. I went out to the garage and cut out some wood projects for my cub scouts. I had a lot of fun. I was so absorbed, I almost forgot to stop at lunch time. But, alas, my alone time was over.
I had a good calorie day and a lot of movement. I weighed myself this morning and wasn't surprised that it came in higher than I wanted.
I always seem to "gain" weight when I exercise the day before. I decided to "google" it and learned that when a person exercises, the body's muscles inflame and have micro tears in them that must be repaired in order to "build" muscle. To repair the muscles, the body retains water to aid in the process. Hence, we have a weekly routine of exercise and one day a week set aside for weigh ins so that our ups and downs are minimized due to the consistency of the routine. EXCEPT, I am not consistent. I try to exercise regularly, but it isn't like every Monday I do aerobics and Tuesdays are weight lifting. I change things up regularly. From week to week, I do different stuff. From day to day, even. No wonder my weight loss doesn't seem to hold to a particular pattern.
So, today for my exercise routine, I went for a 5 mile walk. I was going to try to work up to the 5 miles, but decided I was ready. Too bad I was so far away from home when the 3.5 mile mark hit me. I made it, but I may be hurting a few more days.