When you're working hard and gaining weight... and 2 new PRs!!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So, let's talk weight loss... My goal is to lose 2-3lbs a week... and I've done it.. until last week.. I GAINED 3lbs.. seriously? I had a great week food wise.. stuck to my plan... no cravings.. not even wanting to go off plan (lord, I love that feeling).. I felt very nourished.. never hungry.. if I was hungry, I ate... did CrossFit 3x and, of course, my hour bike ride that burned 800 calories.. so WTH?
I gotta tell you, I weigh everyday exactly for this moment.. I followed my weight everyday and saw the lbs adding up... and remembered that the body is not a predictable machine... weight loss is NOT linear.. not even for the biggest losers! HA!.. last week two things happened.. 1) I weight trained hard and know that when you build muscle it weighs more than fat AND your new muscle retains water initially... yep.... this I know.. and 2) I was VERY emotional last week which means my hormones were roaring (can you say Menopause?).. and I always retain water during that time.. So, there is no freaking.. none.. I'm trusting the process..
So, as of this morning I'm back down to 299 - lost the 3lbs from last week... and I'm hopeful that the scale will start to show a loss now. However, regardless of what the scale says, my body is changing.. my clothes are fitting differently... I feel STRONG... I can tell a difference when I walk up a couple flights of stairs at work that I'm more fit... people at work are noticing and commenting kindly on the changes they see.. so, I'm good.
Tonight was CrossFit #17.. and TWO new PRs (personal records)... my highest max Heart Rate which causes this little guy to appear and jump all over the screen on my phone which I LOVE!!
AND Coach wanted me to do 13 minutes continuous interval to beat my time (remember six weeks ago the longest I could go was 2 1/2 minutes... so.. it freaks me out when he does this, psychs me out... so I asked him not to tell me and I was just going to concentrate on doing the rounds (not the time)... so guess how long I did it??? 19minutes and 2 seconds!!!! I couldn't believe it!! I really thought I'd gone about 13 minutes... I was shocked.. and so excited.. high fiving.. knuckles.. skipping... yelling.. hooting.. you name it!! I did it! I can DO this! I can!!
So here's the stats and the workout:
What a night!!
127 Days til Africa
60lb goal 43 to go