Word's I've never heard...
Sunday, March 25, 2012
You are not eating enough in the day! Those are word's I was told yesterday by the trainer. ::HeadSpin:: Uh, you realize you just said that to me right... the girl in front of you that weighs over 200 lbs right?
I went for my weigh in yesterday and we were talking about why my weight is not coming off... other than the fact that I've been sicker since I've started at the gym than I have been in years... First bronchitis, then kidney infection now Upper Respiratory infection I'm FINALLY after 3 weeks getting over. I've still been active with this one but I couldn't go work out because I couldn't breathe that well...but enough to do a little walk here and there or playing with the kids for a min type of thing...
Anyway back to topic, I was asked about my eating habits, 8 glasses or more of water a day, lean meats and fish, lots of veggies and some fruits, and whole grains and good carbs...generally about 1600-1800 calories a day and not going over...however I do at times have a hard time meeting the 1600...some day's I'm stuffed and I'm only at 1100-1300 calories. I got the "mom look" and she then said how OFTEN a day are you eating...every 3-4 hours....NO NO NO you need to eat every 2 hours! You are not eating enough in a day and you are going to start gaining weight because your body thinks its going into starvation...(again your talking to the girl that weighs 205 lbs...starvation? ME? SERIOUSLY???)
Then she asked what kind of work out's I've been doing, to which my answer is really nothing in the last 2 weeks. But before that was cardio 3-4 day's a week x 2 hours a day and strength training 2-3 day's a week depending on how many cardio day's we've had.
So then I get the lecture that I need to do more strength training because muscle equals metabolism. I understand that but I really really love my classes, and it's hard on the boy's when were spending all week at the gym after they're in school all day.
After leaving the gym I went right over to the grocery store and bought a can of protien shake and a blender bottle...I don't know if you've seen them or not. I saw one on the Dr. Oz show a few weeks back and they are so cool. It's a bottle that has a wisk ball in it and mixes everything perfectly. So I'm adding 2 shakes to my day to meet the every 2 hours (I feel like a brand new baby on a feeding schedule lol) and hopefully we'll see some nice changes.
The good news is I'm still loosing some inches and the weight is not going back up with the 2 weeks off but it's frustrating knowing I could be out of the 200's by now...that's my first goal and I'm so close. So I'm adding 2 meal replacement shakes to my diet and I've got this week off so I'll be at the gym this week. Wish me luck!