Very frustrating when I lose over 40 pounds sitting on my butt just watching what I eat. And the moment I incorporate exercise into my routine I gain 3 pounds. Hello!!! I thought exercise was suppose to help you lose not gain!!
So I did a bit of research. Talked to family, friends and my dear sweet friend google helped too. I know exercise is great for your healthy. So that's why I do it. I am bad about taking my weight every single frigging morning. After I took my weight today I was very upset to see that it had jumped 3 pounds. My diet is still great and health. I don't eat passed 6:00 pm and I am not starving myself. I am eating plenty of good calories and fat to make up for the calories burned with out going overboard. I sure as heck am not gaining muscle yet. That would be a miracle to have muscle gain in just 2 days of half jogging and half walking. If that were true there would be a huge epidemic of joggers out and about everyday. Just casually jogging away their fat and gaining muscle. HA! A girl can dream right?!?
Anyway!! Back to my research. My healthy guru brother told me to weigh myself once a month. Beginning February 1st I will be weighing myself on the first of every month. I will also be using a measuring tape and start recording my measurements and I will do that every 2 weeks and logging that. I also took another before photo since I am starting a new routine. I want to see the transformation of my body through the couch to 5K. I will post my before and after photo May 11th after I complete my first 5K. So the next four months are gonna be challenging. I am hoping to start noticing more of a difference in my appearance from my reflection in the mirror then with the numbers on the scale.
I found a 5 pound bag of sugar in my pantry that I had not opened yet and I lifted that. I could not believe how heavy that little 5 pound bag was. As I thought about it more and held that bag of sugar I imagined that I was holding 8 of them!! Next time I go to the grocery store I am going to attempt to hold 8 of them at one time. Those eight 5 pound bags of sugar are equivalent to the amount of weight I have lost! That sure put things into perspective for me.
I also found this pretty gross but amazing photo of the difference of fat and muscle both weighing in at 5 pounds. Look at this!!!
OK! To sum up my new challenge!! I will only weigh myself once a month on the first of the month. I am also going to take my measurements with a measuring tape every 2 weeks and finally every 30 days I will be photographing myself from different angles and on May 11th after I complete my first 5K (as long as I have not been driven off in an ambulance from exhaustion) I will post my after picture and hopefully see a difference like in my other before and after photo! Prayers are welcomed!! ;)