My New Calorie Concerns
Friday, October 26, 2012
I’m a bit worried. I realized that I hadn’t changed my fitness goals since I started weight training at the gym. So yesterday I went in and entered the # of days I weight train and updated the # of days I do cardio and the total weekly calories I’ve been burning.
I then noticed that my nutrition goals, of course, went up as well. My calorie goals jumped from around 1500-1700 to 1800-2100.
My concern is that I hit a plateau just before I started working out at the gym. Because I didn’t want to get discouraged I skipped the next 2 weigh ins, but stuck with my workout and nutrition tracking. I had hoped that with the new workouts I’d break the plateau and see weight lose this weekend. However, I’m concerned that if I consume more calories I’ll end up stalling out.
But I'm worried that I could end up sabotaging myself if I don't consume enough calories to keep up with my workouts.
Plus I'm worried that I might be trying to do too much. I've been weight training and doing cardio 5 days a week M-F. I've been reading that I should be putting a day or two between those workouts to let my muscles heal.
So I'm just generally confused.