Ate a bagel for my snack instead of what I had planned, but I am still in my calorie allotment.
It will be hard to avoid weekend temptations, but I can do it!
Day four: Do you work out? How many times a week?
Yes. I work out at least 4 times a week for cardio and 6 days a week for random strength training (squats etc..) I am aiming to go 6 days a week for cardio though, but that is not always possible.
So I weighed in at 137.6 lbs today and I was like “What the fuck.”
I had really gone all out in Zumba because the instructor was on a roll with like, looking at me and being like “Whoa! You go girl!” So I was like “Shit, I have to keep dong my squats this low now or else she’ll be disappointed.” So on top of my 50 squats, I did a ton more in Zumba. At least 50 more. Probably more than that. And then there was the planking, and the push ups… ugggh so tired. I am so damn sore also.
So I did some research and found this article.
“Strength training, WWLP.com explains, causes mini tears in your muscles, which is how muscle growth occurs. These tears, however, can lead to fluid retention in the muscle, which may last for a few days and could explain why you weigh more after you lift weights.”
I am pretty sure my higher weight is a combination of the above and the fact that I did not lose as much water weight earlier than I thought I had.
Oh well! Gotta keep going!
Praying that I will have the willpower to eat a caesar salad and not a burger!
Wow that is more water weight than I anticipated, but I am not complaining!
Day three: Do you count calories? What is your daily calorie goal/allowance?
I do. I use loseit.com and my allowance right now is 1269 calories
my dad just offered me a tasty cold beer and I had the willpower to turn it down. i sat there with it in my hand for like 30 seconds, then i said no thank you! agggh i feel so good, i am working on my self control.
I am so glad I inspired you! But actually my motivation is actually so shitty! It’s been on and off. Here’s what i’m trying now:
- Look at fitness Tumblrs every morning and night
- Post every day
- Log my food every day
- Visualize how being fit and thinner would make me feel every night
Anyways, yeah, my motivation is the worst. I have dieted:
August: 21/31 days
September: 25/30 days
October: 20/31 days
November: 21/31 days
And then it starts going downhill!
December: 14/31 days
January: 9/31 days
February: 7/29 days
March: 5/31 days
April: 10/30 days
My best advice is when you start, don’t stop. The lowest I ever got was 130.8 lbs and I gained it back by slacking off! Ahh don’t undo your work! As for staying motivated, I have no clue, but I will try the above plan, and I will let you know how it goes.
Thank God, I knew I was partially bloated from weekend eating. It’s always such a relief getting rid of water weight.
Day two: What is your MAIN reason for wanting to lose weight? (Be honest.)
My main reason is to just look nice and be more confident. That’s it. I’m tired of feeling vaguely anxious about my weight.