Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Week 4 has come and gone. I think I did good! I lost another pound in week 4! I have lost 1#/week for 4 weeks in a row. That's exactly what my goal was. I wish I could lose weight faster, but I can't eat any less or exercise any more than I already am. I am using the food tracker diligently and accurately. I am still eating way less than 1200 calories to lose the weight. I am still trying to get my activity and metabolism up enough to be able to eat even the minimum 1200 calories set by SP and lose weight. I will continue to work on that in the coming weeks. At the rate of 1 pound a week, I will hit my goal of weighing 140 pounds before my birthday in June. I will not give up just because it is hard to do.
I have actually been overdoing the exercise and I need to back off just a little. My body is not able to recover quickly enough to fit in actual exercise every day. I find myself hurting so much from the exercise that I spend the rest of the day inactive. I am talking about joint pain, not muscle soreness. After the last three days of not exercising, I am feeling so much better this morning. Ready to get started on my new plan for exercise/activity...
In Week 5: I am going to give myself the freedom to choose my activities for the day based on how my body feels. I will still do my strength training and my cardio, but I will spread it out and allow more recovery time. I will fit in some errands or house work or yoga or 10 min of stair climbing on the other days. I would prefer to be more active in general throughout the day. It's a balance between burning more calories all day long and building more muscle for the long term calorie burn. I just need to be patient and stick with it. I actually love exercising! I have a fitbit one now, so I'll compare the calories burned last week to those for this week. Anyway, this week it will be fun to experiment around and see what happens!
All in all, I am pleased and pleasantly surprised that I am doing so well. I can snibble all I want about not being able to eat more or having difficulty with exercise, but we all have our challenges. I am absolutely determined to succeed! I will not give up! I am getting trimmer and fitter every day!
Looking forward to a great week!