Well, This Sucks
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
You know, I went in to April with serious momentum. March was AMAZING and now April is kicking my butt!
Weigh in for today:
Weight: 167.9 (up 2.2 lbs for the month so far)
Body Fat: 36.5 (up .4 so far)
Body Water: 46.3 (down .2)
BMI: 31.7 (up .5).
What the CRAP is going on?? I use my Fitbit to track my calorie differential and this just does. Not. Make. Sense. According to my Fitbit, I have a -2089 differential for the month. Meaning, about half a pound's worth of loss. Plus, my Fitbit tends to underestimate my calorie burn for weight training.
I have been struggling a lot on getting my steps in during the work day. My job is very, very sedentary. If I want to go walk around, I have to clock out. I only get 1500 steps in during work days, which means I have to come home and get on the treadmill to get my steps in. I am going to have to figure out a way to run on less sleep so I can get up earlier and work out. Doing it after work sucks because I only get 3 waking hours in the evening with my kiddos on work days already, and don't want to spend them working out/showering.
On the plus side, I can seriously feel my biceps under the fat now. I tried a different weight training technique a few days ago: contract for 2 breaths, release for 4 breaths. HOLY CRAP that burned! Tabata is extremely hard, but since it is fast, the muscles don't burn as much. I saw an article about how this slower technique results in 30+% higher muscle growth. So, I have decided to incorporate it at least 2x/month. My arms were sore for 2 days!
Also, I am signing up today for my 8k. I have never run this race before. I did a 5.75 mile run on the treadmill the other day without problems, so I am confident that I can finish the race. This one has some trail work on it, which I have also never done during a race! I love running on the trails by the local lake, so I hopefully will be able to have a strong run.