Just wanted to let you all know how my week went.
My eating has been around 1,400 calories every day with 45 to 60 minute weight lifting work-outs. I also have been incorporating cardio as I have been training for a half marathon. I have done sprints twice this week. I also tried something new that I read about.
I put the treadmill on the highest incline, 15, and walked for half a mile at about 2.5. I felt that in my glutes. I'm actually excited about this exercise because of the focus on that area.
I have remained at the same weight for 11 days, which boggles me. I can't possibly have plateaued at the weight that I'm at. So, I'm just patiently waiting for the weight to drop.
In the meantime, I can tell that my legs are looking awesome with all the emphasis on running, sprinting and the leg work-outs that I'm giving them. In fact, I'm feeling more confident about how I look despite an unresponsive scale.
And, you're right, SunshineMeg. Once I get in the gym, do my work-out, I feel better.
To be honest, I've made some athletic goals for after the half marathon. But meeting those goals requires that I lose a certain amount of body fat. So, I think one of the reasons I feel so peeved about slow weight loss is that I may have to put off for a later date that "other" goal.
But I honestly won't know if I can meet that goal until several weeks from now. I know I'm being vague here. So, we'll just have to see.
But I did want to say that I'm not as upset as I had been about slow weight loss. I guess I've reconciled with myself that for whatever reason, it's taking longer. Also, I know that there are a lot more important things in this world to worry about than the success of my perfect weight loss plan.
Take the dying children in Somalia as an example. That just breaks my heart.
It puts a lot of things back into an attitude of gratitude for simply food. Water. Health care.
So, I'm going to try stop complaining about slow weight loss.
Besides there is a flip side.
I'm not gaining weight. And I feel confident that what I am eating is super healthy and that it won't put unnecessary fat on me.
I feel strong and muscular.
Well, on that note, I need to go and do a bunch of errands.
Hope you all have a great weekend!