First things first: weigh-in.
This didn’t go very well. After not weighing last Monday, I expected to be down on the scale since I ate healthy all week and got tons of exercise.
But: I saw a gain of 2.2 pounds!
What the heck?
For this to be true weight gain (and not water weight, etc), I would have had to eat 500 calories per day over my maintenance calories – or 2500 per day – for the past two weeks! There’s no way I did that so I’m almost positive this is water weight or increased muscle mass or a combination of several factors. At least I hope so.
Even so, I was pretty disappointed to see that number! I’ve been trying so hard and feeling as though I’m doing almost everything right. I swear, this is why the scale and I can’t be friends – hear that, scale?
I’m trying to bounce back from this and think positive! So here are yesterday’s & today’s positive things (since I have a terrible memory and forgot about doing this yesterday!):
Yesterday’s positive note: I went for a run. This in itself is positive since I hadn’t gone for one all week. But it gets even better. I’ve been trying to increase the interval distances I’m running – adding in a half or full block extra each time to work on my endurance. So, I started running one block earlier than I normally would when I was heading home and decided to go to the next major street. Well, I got there and kept running. I figured I’d run until the next street. And then the next. And another. I finally stopped because I was getting close to home and needed to start cooling down. But guess what? I ran a whole kilometre without any walking breaks! The most I’ve ever done before was 500-600m! Hello, progress! One kilometre is amazing for me, considering I haven’t been running long or that consistently (oops). I just felt in the zone. My breathing was fine (which is usually my problem – I get short of breath fast) and I just settled into a rhythm – I felt so amazing! I feel really proud of doing this and I know that distance will only increase with time!
Today’s positive note: I’m bouncing back from that awful gain this morning with renewed determination to give it my best shot this week! I already started out strong with 50 minutes of intervals on the elliptical – I’m setting all sorts of exericse records lately!
On the agenda today: THESIS. I have slacked long enough so I’m buckling down and getting back into school-mode! It’s supposed to rain until Wednesday night, so I won’t have nice weather as a distraction. Hopefully I can get a couple pages written in that time.
So I’m off to get some writing done!