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2013.05.04 Weigh In (And yes, I ate out yesterday)

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Earlier this week, I was wondering why I have been stagnating both weight and body fat wise. My eating is far better than it's been in the past. Sure I eat out a bit, but I did when I was below 200 as well (Worse even. We're talking twice a day).

I never ate vegetables when I was fresh out of college, chopped my weight down to 195 and was member of the month where I worked out. I ate tons of chocolate then, again even more than I do now.

My strength workouts were awful back then. Never pushed myself. Maybe benched 40 pounds tops.

**Then it occurred to me. Cardio!**

Back then, I took two step classes a week with the prototypical drill sergeant instructor. She was off the charts tough. On two of the other three days, I would do the exercise bike, but was always pushing to get a few extra .10ths of a mile for each 40 minute session.

These days, I've been using my "cardio" time as warm up for weights and kettlebells

So earlier this week, I decided for May to refocus and reestablish cardio as the main workout (I'll blog about my program Wednesday). The result?

This weeks numbers:

Goal Weight: 195 @ 15%
Jan 1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%

Last Week: 215.6 @ 24%
This week: 214.6 @ 23% (-1.0 pounds)

But weight (*) there's more.

Anyone who has read my blogs about my scale and BF% knows that when I lose 1-2 pounds in a week, I temporarily gain a percentage of body fat per the scale. This week, I both lost weight AND am down a percent.

**Oh and yes, I ate out yesterday**

Today, I will take a rest day from cardio, probably do walking and core.

As you can tell, I am cautiously optimistic.

- TD Out!

(*) See what I did there?
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  • SCRAP317
    Excellent Trent! I agree with adding in more cardio - my naturopath swears that you have to mix it up and have a good amount of both - not hours of it, but a solid 20+ of each regularly. Good luck! emoticon
    1754 days ago

    It appears that you're really figuring things out. Awesome!

    1755 days ago
  • JEAN111766
    Awesome!!! Glad you see your excitement and well thought out planning for what has worked in the past and what is working now for you!!!
    1756 days ago
    Sounds like you are finding your sweet spot!
    1756 days ago
    YA!! I love that you keep searching for the key to your success. Enjoy your walk.

    EDIT: I'm strangely happy that you didn't change the eating out routine OR your weigh-in day.
    1756 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2013 12:43:48 PM
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