Feeling frustrated today. I started a treadmill workout program (today is the start of the 4th week) and I seem to be having some mixed feedback. Here are my stats:
Week 1 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (6 1/2 miles), 3 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 5,293, weight + 1.8lbs
Week 2 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (8 miles total) + HIIT Turbofire on one of those days, 2 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 4,151, weight + 1.2lbs
Week 3 - 3 days cardio on treadmill (8 miles total), 0 days strength training, weekly calorie differential - 3,326, weight + 1 lb
I've been varying my treadmill workout with one day a light walk/jog, 1 day an interval workout and 1 an endurance workout (jogging as much of it as possible but longer distance, at least 3 miles). Also each week has been increasing in intensity and/or distance.
I know its only been 3 weeks but it is really frustrating to be working so hard and gain! I am working hard and am dripping in sweat at the end of every workout. I will admit my eating is not perfect but I always burn more than I eat every day and the eating has never been out of control. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or do I just need to be more patient and keep pushing through it and know that the results will show. On the positive side my time has gone from 17min mile to 15.3 min mile, my body fat % went down .4% (full measurements will be next week), and this week was pms week and 1lb gain during that week is good for me. I do feel healthier but its frustrating not to see some evidence of that on the scale.
Advise? Motivation? How long before you starting seeing results on the scale? Anything would be helpful. I'm sure others have been there too. I know I am headed in the right direction but I can feel the frustration creeping in and taking over. Help
| Pounds lost: 18.8