In the start of September I started walking with a buddy. We would walk about 2-4 miles. And then we started using the couch 2 5k program. I continued to run but she has not. I now am up to 25 minutes of running plus 10 minutes of brisk walking on a treadmill. I burn about 330 calories. I do this every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Afterwards I go walking with my buddy and walk another 3 miles pushing a stroller. Then on Tuesday Thursday we only walk and we log between 5-6 miles. I have read its important to add in strength training so this passed week along with the 5-6 miles I added a 30 minute strength training video on Tuesday/Thursday. I am logging about 3300-4000 calories burned each week.
I feel a little tired, but I am still getting things done. My fitness tracker tells me each week I need to up my required calories burned which ups my calorie in take. The last 2 weeks I have done so. But I have also stopped losing. I am maintaing or gaining a pound or two, which I lose by my initial weigh in. I keep telling myself its muscle gain. But I'm starting to doubt myself. I guess when you are going on week 3 of no scale movement and you feel like you are working your butt off it can feel a little worrisome.
So I guess my question is, am I doing to much as far as exercise. Has anyone else gone through this? And if it is just muscle gain when should I return back to weight loss?
| current weight: 167.8