Wednesday, March 05, 2014
After a lot of research as well as soul searching, I've decided to change my goal weight to 155. At 5'8" with a large frame, I think I would have really been pushing it to get to 145.
Plus, when I had my bodpod test done a few months ago, it told me that 129 pounds of me was lean mass, meaning my bones, organs and muscles weighed 129 pounds. If I was 145, that would put me at 11% body fat which is just unrealistic for me to achieve or maintain. So, I've decided that my goal weight is 155 and when I get to that point then I may reevaluate if I want to go any lower.
I'm also excited because this week is J.D.'s spring break, so he is going to come to the gym with me today, and help me start a lifting routine. I've been reading my book The New Rules of Lifting for Women, and I think it may definitely help with my plateau. I'm prepared to see some type of gain due to water retention and muscle development, but I think the inches and clothes fitting better will make up for it.
I feel better about 155. It seems like I can do it. It's put me in a more positive mindset. And I changed it because of supportive SparkFriends and articles here on SP.
So thank you all for letting me know it was okay to reevaluate my goals.