So, I haven’t exactly been eating the best foods but I haven’t been gorging either. Most days I’m at a small deficit (20 cals) or slightly over. Technically, I should be hovering around the same weight maybe gaining a little bit. However, this morning I was up 4lbs…FOUR pounds. I know I didn’t eat that much. I even did a pregnancy test today to make sure that’s not why I’m gaining weight. It was negative…thankfully!
I started a new weight lifting program 4 weeks ago and since I started that I’ve been gaining steadily. I thought maybe it was muscle, but now I’m pretty sure it’s the actual program itself. Before I was doing a lot of full body lifts that kept my heart rate elevated, now I’m doing bicep curls and flys and those just don’t up the heart rate! Therefore, the only conclusion I can come to is that I’m not burning as many calories as I was with my other program because I’m not getting as much of a cardio workout. That being said, I will be going back to doing full body lifts again.
I’ve also decided to start writing my food down on paper again. MyFitnessPal has been great for tracking, but I’ve gotten to the point where I just check off the same stuff and hit save without really considering what I’m eating. If I have to write it down, it will force me to put more thought into it again. This won’t be a long term thing, I don’t think, just something to get my head back in the game.
Amy challenged me not to eat Chipotle or Panera Bread for lunch for 2 weeks. This is going to be hard…I love leaving the office for lunch and love me some Chipotle or Panera! But, I’m going to try my best to do it and we’ll see if that helps as well with the scale.
This week is QuiltCon, and I’m staying about 3.5 miles away from the venue. I’m hoping I can walk there and back but we’ll have to see. I’m going with my Aunt and I’m not sure she’ll want to walk that. If not, maybe I can leave a little early and meet her there. I won’t be able to get my weights in, but at least I’ll get plenty of walking in!
I also owe y’all a post about the Hot Chocolate 5K. Will try to get that to you by tomorrow!