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Day #5 - Why should I be discouraged

Friday, July 26, 2013

That song just popped in my head when I was thinking about my blog title. That's the way I feel this morning after getting on the scale. It's really my peek-a-boo scale as I use it to check my weight instead of the Wii. I was somewhat shocked and then not so shock by the weight gain. This week alone I've gained almost 8#s emoticon emoticon but...I'm not concerned about that. Why you ask?

Let's see.
I started back to eating "better" than I was.
I started back to consuming ALL of my water daily.
I started working out daily (treadmill and elliptical - 45 to an hour)
I started weight lifting and strength training daily

Now with the weight lifting alone I can expect to build muscle and inflammation to the muscle and surrounding areas. Without failure my body always reacts in a gain when I start to consistently exercise again. I'm more than positive that the weight lifting and this change is the cause of the weight gain.

The positive is I know I haven't gain much weight as I'm wearing a NEW size 18 jeans and they aren't snug in anyway, shape or form.

So this sums up for me why I can't be discouraged by the numbers on the scale. When I look over the minor changes and some big changes I've made this week - they're all positive ones. Getting my mind and body to wrap around these changes is still a struggle but I'm pressing really hard not to make excuses. The funniest thing of all on this weeks journey --I have consistently gone to the gym every day just about Monday-Friday without fail for a year. Sure I've missed a few days here and there but about 75-85% of my year I went. When I set this challenge as a NO EXCUSES challenge it seems that everyday when it's time to change clothes and head to the gym - I begin the battle in my mind that wants to make excuses to go home and not workout. What is that all about?

I battled yesterday really hard but I went. It even started at work where I almost didn't change my clothes. But I said nope--I'm going to change and if when I get on my end of town I can decide either way I'm dressed. I went and walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes. It was a hard 45 minutes. My legs were feeling heavy, they ached, my back was laughing at me and screaming stop but I didn't. I did however bring my inclines down to a 2 from a 6 so that I could make it the entire 45 minutes. I didn't do any lower body workout. I spent my after gym time cleaning out my truck. I sold it so the new owner will be coming to get it today!!!!

Well I'm not sure what my weekend holds as far as exercise. But I will finish the 2 projects I've been working on at home. My workout stations will be set up before Monday!!! Alright have a fantastic and successful weekend SparkFriends emoticon
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  • SUNSET09
    Keep on, keeping on as you are doing YOU and a great job as what’s for you, is for you. emoticon on you rsize 18, as to see it, believing it is to achieve it. It’s a lifestyle change and know that the scale can be your enemy as well as your friend. I would suggest getting a measuring tape as it will not steer you wrong and will reflect results of your hard word. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1697 days ago
    The weight gain is probably this water retention. This happens when we start a new exercise program. My weight regularly fluctuates between 1 - 8 pounds without any actual fat loss or gain. Keep up the good work!
    1698 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    You are doing the right things and it will pay off big time soon...keep pushing!!!! emoticon
    1698 days ago
    emoticon NEW size 18 jeans! be not discouraged. some days will be better than others. we just gotta keep on movin' emoticon
    have a blessed weekend emoticon
    1698 days ago
    There's no need to be discouraged -- you know you're doing the right things. Your action will yield results. Stay the course!
    1698 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    The weight will come off. You're doing strength training & weights, so it will take some time, but don't stop!! emoticon
    1698 days ago
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