Sunday, January 06, 2013
I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong with my weight loss. I am still working out a minimum of two hours a week most weeks, more some. Now that the holidays are over and the gym doesn't have weird schedules for my classes and I don't have obnoxious scheduling at work, I can get back to the 4 hours a week I was at. (combo of cardio and strength training, mostly cardio but I do body pump at least 1 time a week most weeks)
My frustration right now is that I've been going to the gym since mid October and I haven't lost a pound, in fact I've put on a few. I've lost some inches but nothing major. I still look in the mirror at the gym and see this huge belly on me. The rest of my body, not hating, but my belly makes me ill.
Everyone keeps saying, "Remember, muscle weighs more than fat" but I'm sorry, at some point the muscle should be helping me burn the calories to lose the fat and I haven't lost ONE SINGLE POUND. In fact I just keep bouncing around the 3-4 lbs where I started. Which is 10lbs higher than my lowest at the end of the summer.
I know, I know, diet, but even my diet hasn't changed much ( better than before I started working out, since I'm actually paying attention where I hadn't all summer and maintained a lower weight) so you would still figure I should be losing if I was maintaining at a slightly higher to the same, calorie intake.