Time to stop putting this off. I have some not so good news to report. I GAINED! Eek! I was shocked! I gained one pound putting me at 211. I really don't know why I gained. I have pounded my brain trying to figure out why. Here are reasons I have come up with: last week was incredibly stressful in an emotional type way like tears almost daily, I was up late and didn't get much sleep for many of the nights, then there are these reasons: I had a free meal Saturday at a baby shower I co-hosted. It was at Round Table Pizza. I had a salad, with a little light ranch dressing, one slice of pizza, one bread stick, and cake, with water to drink. I did not over eat but, obviously, what I ate was bad. That night I also succumbed to temptation and had some recess pieces eggs. But, here's the thing, 1 pound is 3,500 calories, the bad stuff I ate did NOT equal to 3,500 calories and even with all the food I ate, I still ate less than I used to eat on a regular day. The day of the free meal, I made sure that what I had ate previously in the day was SUPER healthy so, I could afford to eat some bad stuff. I didn't do a great job drinking water over the weekend. I also didn't make it to the gym over the weekend but I did yard work both days.
Before the weekend I did a pretty good job eating and making it to the gym. I wasn't always able to put in a full hour but the lowest amount of time I was there was 45 minutes so, I feel like that's pretty good. I drank 90 ounces of water most days with the exception of the weekend.
I was thinking of changing the day I weigh in since it's harder for me to "be good" over the weekend. But, then I thought maybe that would challenge me to be better over the weekend and if I end up losing fat from my body, it will shop up on the scale no matter when I weigh in.
A part of me really wants to beat myself up and be all negative about my gain. I am so disappointed. I feel like even though I don't know how exactly I gained, I still feel like I could have tried harder. So, this week I am upping the intensity of my workouts. I wasn't giving them my ALL which clearly I really need to if I want any results for my hard work. This morning at the gym I RAN on the treadmill after completing my workout. I didn't run long but I ran. I ran for 10 minutes. It felt really great but, holy moly my body felt so heavy and I felt my nose jiggle. I am so fat, my small nose was actually jiggling. Back to my running, I don't think I have actually RUN since before I got pregnant with my daughter who is 19 months. So, it's been a while. I am hoping to add running to my daily exercise routine. It would be nice to run longer each time I am at the gym but, with my schedule, I am sadly limited to the gym for an hour a day, tops.
I really want to get some pictures up so we can visually track my progress. I know I have only lost a total of 4 pounds including my 1 pound gain but, I am certain my face looks thinner.
That's about it for this last week.
Goals for this week: get more sleep, work up the intensity of my workouts, run everyday, drink at least 90 ounces of water per day.