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Mirror vs. Scale?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

For the past 4 weeks I have followed my workout plan to the T. (I only missed one workout- when I was sick with a stomach bug)

So I have successfully completed:
4 runs:
- 5 miles
- 6 miles
- 7 miles
- 8.5 miles

10 gym workouts:
- 2 legs/back/abs workouts
- 2 chest/bicep workouts
- 2 shoulder/tricep/ab workouts
- 4 full body workouts

9 DVD workouts:
- 4 P90X- 2 plyometrics, 1 core synergy, 1 yoga
- 3 TapOutXT- 1 cardio, 1 plyo, 1 competition core
- 2 Insanity- 1 cardio conditioning, 1 interval plyo,

And next week my workout plan looks like this:

Sunday: 9 mile run
Monday: Back/legs/abs
Tuesday: Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning
Wednesday: Chest/biceps
Thursday: Tapout Plyometrics
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

Then it’s time for a new workout schedule…. Which I think will be gym and running heavy.

Over the past 4 weeks I have reduced my drinking big time and I have been eating healthier (with a few too many snacks at times), but the scale has only moved a little… :(

2 days ago I was down a pound and this morning I was up a pound… WHAT!
My scale also measures body fat, bone, muscle, water… and those numbers have changed… my body fat is down, my bone is up, my muscle is up and my water is up. So changes are happening.

I do feel good and I think I look better in the mirror… I can see more defined arm muscles and the tops of my abs showing a little… but I have to say its still frustrating that my weight is going UP!!! I know I shouldn’t care what the scale says, but I do. It’s discouraging to put in so much time and effort and then see that number go up… ugh!

I think for the month of February I should measure my success through progress pictures also, and not just the scale. If I’m brave enough I will post them… we will see. Have a great and healthy weekend!
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