Friday, June 14, 2013
**Drawing inspiration for the title from my newfound fitness class, Parkour**
So.. If you take a look at my ticker it will say 0 monthly fitness minutes. If you take a look at my shared nutrition tracker you'll notice it's been blank for weeks.
I'm doing an experiment. It's summertime and I'm naturally being more active, so I know I'm getting adequate exercise. I don't think the fitness tracker is necessary right now.
My weight is still going up. Maintenance range was arbitrarily set at 118-123. Last night I weighed (pre-dinner) 125.8. That is unsettling, but my muscles are definitely getting bigger. In pole class last weekend we were trying a new plank trick and the instructor came over to spot me. She noticed I was hesitant to let go of the pole and rest my body weight on one hand. She said, "You're strong enough, you've got killer arms. No one comes in here with arms like that!" And you know what... I DO have killer arms. And shoulders, and chest. So I'm not going to track my weight on here either (though I may peek).
Day by day I keep cleaning up my diet, eliminating more unhealthy things and adding more colorful veggies. I'm very much set on doing the Whole30 for the month of July, so I'm already starting head down that path. Grains are all but gone from diet, save for my daily Clif bar. Farmers market veggies fill my plate, alongside a lean protein the size of my palm. I use healthy fats more freely, and associate the smell of hot coconut oil with happiness. If I entered this stuff on my nutrition tracker my cholesterol would be off the charts, my fat would way too high, and my carbs would not even be halfway to goal. So I'm not going to enter them.. at least until Whole30 is over.
I feel better, but honestly it's psychologically freaking me out! Seeing the scale go up is a very uncomfortable feeling. But if I've gained 9 lbs since I moved to VA in March, yet all of my clothes still fit just fine, it's gotta be muscle. Eating this much, and what I presume is a LOT of calories, it freaky as well. If I have double chin on July 31, then fine, I can go back to measuring and counting calories. I can ALWAYS press reset. So I'm going to go for it full force! No cheating, no excuses.
...Did I also mention I'm going to attempt to write a novel in the month of July as well for Camp Nanowrimo? It's going to be a very tough month. But I am strong.