A random update
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Been travelling a lot lately for work. First week, gained back a coupla pounds. After that, I seem to have found a way to at least maintain while on business travel.
I bought a fitbit, lost it at the mall while buying smaller clothes...bought a new one...tried really hard to get in at least 10,000 a day, and the top of my right foot began to swell and hurt. I went to the doc, had an xray, no stress fracture...and have been laying low, just normal daily around the house walking, a little icing for the last two days, and suddenly I am losing weight again. Total weight loss went from 21 to 23 pounds..
So, my question is: does overtraining stress your body so much that it can actually limit your weight loss efforts?
My plan is to slowly increase my walking and also break it up into shorter walks throughout the day. I don't think my body wants to walk four miles in one stretch. My hope is that if I can lose the rest of the weight, the stress on my joints will be much less and I can walk further in a single interval.
Also, if I use the treadmill, I will keep the speed down low, because probably walking at a higher speed was what was making that foot sore as well. Or, if the hotel has a recumbent bike, I will start using that instead.