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Friday, December 07, 2012

I am exhausted...Just plain ole tired...I haven't been sleeping well..Its not the actual sleeping part. I'm exhausted and fall straight asleep when I go to bed, but my late evenings are not helping. I used to fal asleep on the couch at 8 and stumble into bed around 10. I'd wake up feeling nice and refreshed. Now, I'm awake til 10 or 11 for some reason and just waking up tired and grumpy.

This has been a stressful week workout wise. I was consistently doing Zumba 2 days a week for exercise and I totally vamped it up in my opinion.

Sunday...Running (1)
Thursday...Running (2)
Saturday...(Hopefully a run, if not, a strength training video)

I've noticed that my calorie burn from Zumba has decreased from close to 900 to barely 700. I'm wondering if it is because I increased my workout so much (for me) and I'm tired. I've noticed I get tired half way through Zumba which is new for me, and certain muscles ache. I'm hoping that as my body gets used to the more exercise, the calorie burn will go back up... Here is to hoping....

I have to admit, I'm still a little bummed that my weight hasn't gone back down. I know that it will take time, but it is seriously depressing. A week ago, my scale read 209.8....It has been stuck on 212.4 this whole week. I know I should be thankful that it hasn't really went up past that, but my god, I just want that sucker to go down already...

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    If you are following your nutrition and fitness plans well and have upped intensity in your workouts, your weight might not be going down due to gaining muscle. This is a good thing though because it will help you lose weight in the long run.

    With sleep, what time of day do you work out? If it's close to bedtime, it might be waking you back up with new found energy. I read an article about not exercising too close to bedtime for this reason, but I forget exactly what it said.
    1459 days ago
    How's your water intake? As I'm sure you're aware, that can make a HUGE difference in everything, from energy levels to the scale moving. I find that I have a much harder time getting it in when it's cold and dark. I really struggle with my water in the winter - which is when the weight loss slows and the energy level drops.
    Just a thought! (o:

    Hang in there! You are doing all the right things! This is so much a mind game more than anything else!
    1460 days ago
    Oh i can SO relate! Bummer! I was stuck at the same weight for over three weeks. I kept tweaking and tweaking stuff. Being tired can throw everything off! Have you tried melatonin- its a natural remedy to help you feel sleepy when you should. My husband used to use it when he worked nights and had to sleep during the day.

    Good luck! Just keep trying to figure it out, but relax and try to stay on track!
    1460 days ago
    Did the calorie burn decrease and the weight increase occur after or at the same time as the sleeping problem started? Being tired can cause a lot of what you're describing so if you can start dozing off at 8 again or find another way to get those 2 hours in during the day. Could it be the stress? That is incredibly frustrating but it sounds as though a lot of this could be related.

    I'm sure you'll get it figured out soon! emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
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