The big Plateau
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Yes, my plateau is so big it deserves a capital P! For the past 3 weeks, I hvae been stuck around the same weight. Last Sunday, I decided to get to the bottom of this. I pulled up the last 4 weeks worth of cardio data, as well as nutrional data. When I started evlauating the data, I noticed that while my cardio muntes had actually increased, the amount of calories I was expending had decreased! What the dooce!
Upon reflection, I began to realize that as I have become more active and physically fit, the amount of effort it takes me to expel that amount of calories has also increased. Basically, "mama's gotta work harder". Which sucks, but is of course a reality.
My goal this week is to increase of PEI(percieved effort index), and kick my own butt! Hopefully by increasing my effort I will also be able to kick this plateau to the curb!