I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted. I haven't been blogging at all since about March, actually. Too much writing on my novel (which is almost finished with its first draft!), and not enough to say here.
I'd been hoping to give week-by-week updates of my progress, but it's been slow when it hasn't been at a total standstill. Truthfully in three months, I've lost ten pounds.
I was really frustrated there for awhile. What am I doing wrong? What could I do better? After talking to people via Connect, the WW social media app, people suggested that if I was working out, I should be eating my fit points, and if I wasn't working out, I should try eating my weeklies. I did that for a week, and I finally started to lose again.
It's so funny to think that eating more will help me lose weight, because there are so many that believe the calorie in/calorie out theory. But your body needs food to do its job, and by eating the right food (fruits, vegetables, lean protein), you're giving your body what it needs to do its thing.
Despite the recent losses that finally got me to 10 lbs, something had been plaguing me about my weight loss, and people also suggested that I take my measurements. I've been doing the 30 Minute Circuit at Planet Fitness three times a week, so building muscle will cause the weight to stay where it is, despite losing inches. Which is what's been happening. I lost 6.25 inches in 12 weeks, and I'm most of that is on my hips. I'm pear shaped, so that's a lot. I'm pretty sure I've lost a jean size.
I'm actually pretty impressed with myself. I've gotten up at 4:55 every work morning to get to the gym so I can go home and crash after my long days. It's even gotten to the point where I can just get up, and go, and it's no big thing. I'm also finding myself going to be around 9, which is absolutely bonkers to me (though, just watch. I've probably jinxed myself for tomorrow).
So, that's where I am. I've lost ten pounds, I've lost 6.25 inches, and I'm able to get up early for working out. It's been pretty good. I think come July I might switch out of the Circuit and go back to LiveFit or something on Bodybuilding.com. I've got a vacation to Canada coming in September, so I might hold off until afterward. We'll see. Right now, it's a matter of if I get bored, which I've been known to do.
- Is anyone else on Weight Watchers? Maybe we can find each other on Connect! martinbeks
- What goals do you have?