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Day 23: Bod Pod Results

My Bod Pod results from yesterday were just as bad as I’d expected them to be. From October to now, my body fat percentage has increased from 26.1% to 29.8%, and I’ve gained a little over 6 lbs of fat. The worst part is, more than half that increase happened in the last 6 weeks.

Yesterday’s results:

Results from January 25th:

Despite the disappointing numbers above, I felt pretty motivated to get back on track yesterday. I made some healthy food, went to the gym, and tried my best to get all of my steps in early. I was on a roll until right after dinner time – then it all went to shit. I felt tired, the little kid was cranky, and I just felt overwhelmed.

Although I didn’t binge on junk food or anything like that, I did have a drink or two and then went to bed. I did not check my step total for the day before ticking in, and just like that, I ruined my latest streak. I missed my goal by around 3,000 steps.

Fortunately, I’m not discouraged that easily. I’m just going to get right back to it today. My next Bod Pod is scheduled for April 15th. I feel confident I can get a new streak going while working towards getting my body fat percentage moving in the right direction. I just need to make a little effort (or a big one).

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Days 83: Where am I and where did my motivation go?

I went to bed last night without hitting my step goal. I knew I was short steps, but I just didn’t seem to care enough to get up and walk laps. I am still struggling with getting back into the swing of things after vacation. It’s frustrating because I’d hoped that the progress I’ve made since I began this challenge would make it easier for me to bounce back from vacation mode. But it hasn’t, at least not yet. I’m still that person who struggles for weeks to get back into the whole “working out and eating better” thing after indulging and being lazy for a week on vacation.

And struggle this week I have. Yesterday was the first day I stayed within my calorie range since last Wednesday. I haven’t even tried to make it to the gym this week. I basically resigned myself to not working out until after my Bod Pod for no good reason.

Even worse, I feel like I subconsciously blew off my step goal. As I updated my goal tracking sheet this morning, I realized that I missed my step goal on Monday by less than 1,000 steps. I hadn’t even noticed.

I need to snap out of this funk and get motivated again. I’ve made too much progress to start slipping back into old habits and start regaining the weight. I just don’t know how to. All of my old “tricks,” like finding a new workout plan, just aren’t working this time around.

Any tips, tricks, or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Current step total: 13,022

Day 62: Oh the pain!

Today was my second weight lifting workout of the week. I’m following a new workout plan that I got from a DietBet hosted by Jamie Eason. I hadn’t planned on doing anymore DietBets, but what can I say? I’m a Jamie Eason fan, and I’m a sucker for new workout programs. I thought I felt sore yesterday, but this morning it was worse. Sitting for even a short period of time caused my legs to immediately stiffen up. I spent the day walking around like Frankenstein. I looked ridiculous.

The crazy thing is, there’s nothing special about these new workouts. The only difference is that instead of doing less reps at a higher weight, I’m now doing more reps at a lower weight. The soreness though; it’s as if I hadn’t been working out at all these past few weeks. I blame it on the burpees. Man, I hate burpees.

A friend mentioned I needed to eat more protein. I agree. I’m still failing miserably in that department. I’m barely at 50 grams today and it’s almost 9 pm. I was so busy that I just didn’t get a chance to eat much, so I have plenty of calories to spare. There’s no reason why I can’t eat some more protein now. I’m just not hungry though, and the thought of chugging a protein shake makes my stomach turn.

Oh well, I guess I just need to accept that I won’t hit 100 grams of protein today and go to bed. I’d like to confidently write that I’ll do better tomorrow, but my track record thus far isn’t very reassuring. This really shouldn’t be such a hard thing to do – it’s food, I just need to eat it. But I can’t seem to get out of my own way.

Current step total: 15,825

Day 60: Another attempt at baking

Today’s baking attempt: breakfast cookies. I followed a recipe, but mine looked nothing like the pictures in it. Mine looked like this:

Looks yummy, huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. That being said, they’re not terrible. They taste better than the muffins, but they’re not great. The texture isn’t very cookie like. They’re also not very high in protein. Each cookie is 134 calories and only has 4.5 grams of protein. Granted, that’s more protein than regular cookies, but it’s not what I was hoping for. If all I’m getting is 4.5 grams of protein per cookie, I need the cookie to taste better.

Current step total: 580

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