Strata Doesn't Want Me to be Skinny.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I was so excited when I started with SP and lost 3lbs in about four days. I was using my sister's scale as I didn't have one. I couldn't wait until the following week to weigh myself again. I was sure it would be down more. If I can lose 3lbs in four days imagine what I might lose in a week! The scale was the same.

I wasn't discouraged. I had a positive attitude. I kept at it, and the next week had the same result. I stayed positive reminding myself that perseverance pays off, and knowing that soon I will be able to follow the program the way I want to.

What I mean by that is that for the last two months strata emoticon has been shutting off our water from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday, while they replace water valves. So, I scheduled my workouts around this. Ideally I would prefer to schedule my cardio Tue.,Thurs., and Sat. with strength training on the same days, (since I work on Sun. and Mon. ) So, I've been doing cardio Wed., Fri., and Sat., but I've only been doing strength training twice a week as you can't do it two days in a row.

This week, today, was supposed to be my first week of having my home back to normal with running water. So, I can work out as long as I want, and still shower after ward. Suprise! They're not finished yet. So, today my water is being turned off at 9am, but only for three hours. I wasn't too discouraged. I figured I could still get a workout and shower in before 9am.

Did I forget to mention that strata emoticon is also replacing some of our windows? They were supposed to do it yesterday, but didn't get to it. So, I had the window guy knock on the door at 8am, right after my warm up. I was just getting into it. I can handle working out in front of people at the gym or something, but working out in front of strange labourers with my front door wide open, and my window removed? Nope, I've got to admit I'm just not comfortable with that.

The timing is especially bad since I just weighed myself, and the scale did move... up! I've gained about two pounds. I measured myself, and my hips and thighs are actually bigger. My upper arms are smaller, oddly enough.

I don't even understand how this possible. I've been measuring my food, and changing my choices. I've been using the food tracker as honestly and accurately as possible, and I've always gone over my cardio level for the week. I even had to change my fitness goals to reflect that. This is why I really wanted to work out today, but I feel like I have no control over that at all. I'm so discouraged, and confused. emoticon
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    You certainly have a bizarre road block to your routine! How original. Let's hope all the work is done sooner than later. Keep Sparking!

    3135 days ago
    It's sometimes a great mystery how our bodies behave. That's why it's so important not to fixate on the scale. Stay within your SparkPeople-generated ranges, get your exercise in and trust that it is making a difference. It is. A friend of mine who's a trainer said that doing strength training twice a week is measurably better than doing it just once a week, but you don't really get that much more benefit going from twice to three times/week. So don't worry if you don't get them all in. Do your cardio, do your strength training, stay in your ranges, and it will make a difference. Truly.
    3137 days ago
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