I gained 4 lbs over the weekend. Well, that’s not exactly true… I added 4 lbs of water weight. I stayed pretty close to my calorie count all weekend, but I blew the roof off of my sodium intake. Chinese food on Friday night, BBQ on Saturday, Mexican food on Sunday and Monday… My hands are completely swollen and I can feel the extra water in my system. I guess the reason I never notices the adverse effects of eating a lot of salt in the past was because I ALWAYS ate a lot of salt. Have you SEEN the sodium count for most processed food? Yikes! But a man cannot live by roasted veggies alone. I knew what I was doing, and I knew that it wold temporarily drive my weight up. Sometimes you just gotta have some pork ribs and al pastor to make life worth living.
I’m headed for higher ground. At least that’s what I’m hoping. When I started this whole journey, I set out to develop some sustainable habits that would carry me to my goal. and it seemed like I was able to do that. I began losing weight, begin getting in better shape, and things seem to be progressing well… right up until they stopped progressing at all. I really thought that if I continue to eat at 1800 calories a day, & I continued to workout and burn 700 to a thousand calories a day, 6 days a week that I would continue to lose weight on a fairly steady pace. That has not turned out to be the case. Nothing has changed since I first started this back in January, but my weight loss is slowed to all but non existence. So it’s time to shake things up a little.
I’m beginning to add Pilate’s classes and suspension training to my workout routine, and I’m committed to pushing harder in my existing workouts. I’m beginning to ask new questions about what I should be doing differently, and today I officially begun to fast to try and push my metabolism to begin to lose some weight.
I guess the danger and developing habits is it I stop asking questions. If my habits are not producing the results I want, then something needs to change. Everybody loves change, right?
Really, I just want to keep doing what I want to do, and I want to get the results I wanna get. I shouldn’t have to change what I do just because its not working. What a lot of crap. So it’s time for some new questions. It’s time for some new ideas. It’s time for some new effort, and some new goals.. And I am open to suggestions… So please leave me a comment, let me know what you’re doing, point me in the right direction.