Up, up, up...I need one down
Monday, April 23, 2012
The last few weeks I have been very diligent about getting to the Y for strength training and have noticed that I am definitely getting stronger!
I have increased my weights and reps in most of exercise that I am doing.
I got up to 40 knee raises in the captains chair. I am up to 220lbs in leg press and calf press. I can crunch 65lbs of weight. I can push 85lbs on the hip abductor and adductors. I have learned to do squats with weight and am about 50lbs so far with that. So I am doing great on my ST! Up with all these weights and reps!! WAHOOO!!
Where I am thrilled to be up in weights at the Y I am also up in my weight, not where I want to be .
I first noticed it Thursday when my clothes felt tight. I thought it was water weight but I have been drinking a ton of water trying to get back down. I was down to 157, last Thursday I was 165 and as of this morning 162. I know weight can fluctuate but that was close to 10lbs in a matter of days.
I started a new program yesterday thanks to my good friend Becki. She also suggested that I may not be eating enough protein and looking at my macros I think she is on to something.
I feel like I'm not doing this right. I am going to give this my all but after 12 weeks this Jamie Eason plan doesn't work I think I will go see a personal trainer and a nutritionist to help me figure out what I need to be doing to tone up and drop these added pounds.
People always say it's as simple as calories in vs calories burned. I used to think that too but then you get into increasing calories to accommodate the level of running/ST you are doing and then making sure you have enough protein for muscle growth, back off on the carbs but how much is too much or not enough for fuel? Plus drinking enough water for adequate recovery and by then my head is spinning because I don't know how much is enough or too much. Or am I just making more out of this than it should be?
I am just tired of being fat, flabby, jiggly and slow.
On another note I am really excited that my hubby is going to build me a horse trailer so I can start barrel racing my sunny boy! I have been missing the rush of running the clover leaf pattern in 16 seconds. It's an awesome feeling!! I have been working with him for a few months now and he is not only getting fast but he can sit and cut that barrel quick!! It's kind of funny because after riding him fast like that I go out for a run and seem sooooo sloooooowwww.
Anyway. that is enough of my rant for now. Happy Monday!