Where did my progress go?
Sunday, February 03, 2013
I’ve had a couple of not so good eating weeks recently- my son’s first birthday, cravings for sweets, emotional eating and a desire to just eat things because they look good or were around, not because my body needs it.
I’ve tried to compensate for this by doing more cardio, working in toning to my Zumba routines, going to yoga class and practicing more yoga at home.
I feel stronger and more limber and I’m beginning to actually get some muscle definition in my thighs and forearms, but have gained some weight.
For a while, I thinking along the lines of “muscle weighs more than fat, I’m building muscle, so this is ok” but have decided that this is NOT ok. True, lean muscle take up less “space” than fat, but for me, this was a cop out.
Also, I was finding that after a night of eating sweets or refined carbs, I would wake up groggy and tired- as if I had a sugar hangover.
I know that when I eat sweets or refined carbs, I just want MORE and find it hard to stop. And, it’s not doing anything good for my body.
Time to keep up my new exercise practices and go back to my vegi laden, high protein eating. I know that I know how to do this- I just need to do it!