Friday, January 11, 2013
Let me first start with a confession... I weigh myself every day. Yep. I know you aren't supposed to, but I do. Although the honest truth is I want to see how the weight loss is going, I justify it by saying that I want to know what's working and not working with the foods I'm eating. Both reasons are legit to me. I am only on week 2, so maybe this bad habit will simmer down eventually.
So I take bootcamp style classes 4x week and they are extremely hard, cardio and weight workouts for about 50 minutes. Although I've only been on this diet since 1/3, I have noticed my weight loss each morning is significantly less after I workout the previous evening. I've logged my food and I am definitely NOT eating different because of the workout.
Has anyone else experienced this? Someone told me it is because I am building "muscle mass", but I am skeptical. The bad thing is that it makes me not want to work out. However, I am not taking that drastic step because working out for me has always been more about relieving stress. Committing to a work out is much easier for me than eating healthy. Tonight is my night off from working out and it will be interesting to see what the scales shows tomorrow morning. I sure hope it's better than the 0.1 I lost yesterday after a grueling workout and healthy eating. How depressing!
In the meantime, I am trying to keep the faith. I know I'm doing the right thing so it should pay off eventually. Right? Right?!!