Been ages since I’ve posted, thought I’d do so today.
Had a rough day today. Broke down and cried. The last week or so I’ve been working so hard exercising, being so careful measuring all my food, not eating over my set calorie limits, and it just seemed like I was either staying the same or gaining more weight! I know that scales aren’t accurate sometimes and whilst I haven’t gone up a whole kilo, I would have thought that at least the numbers would go lower.
I tried to do 30 Day Shred yesterday and seriously, I’m just not in the shape to do it. My legs hurt so much from the squatting, and I only did a few. I got so frustrated that I changed back to the Walk Slim 4 fast miles and did it even more aggressively, doing the whole workout with 1lb hand weights in each hand for more resistance. I was so sore by the end of the day, and this morning, I could hardly walk.
I then went to check on e-bay to see if I was still winning an auction that I had up for a heart rate monitor. I had been outbid and didn’t fancy spending more because I wasn’t sure how much I would use it in the end, so I started looking around for a cheaper version. I found one that did everything that I wanted, for a fraction of the price. I looked it up on the net to find reviews and found that it was a brand that could be found on occassion at Lidl (a low cost grocery store, think No Frills). I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if this week they sold it at Lidl? (Stock changes every week there). So, went to get the post and find Lidl’s weekly flyer, and you’ll never believe it… this week they specialized in exercise gear, and they were selling the exact one. They were also selling sports bras (which I had been looking for but couldn’t find one in my size, and they had it!) And some running sport socks (I have been developing a blister on one of my foot from exercising). It was a sign that I shouldn’t give up!
So, went to Lidl and bought it. I wanted a HRM to find out exactly what my caloric burn was after exercising rather than using the generic values on myfitnesspal. Still sore from yesterday, I decided to do the 2 mile DVD. After the workout, I realized that I have been severely understating my caloric burn, which means I’ve been seriously starving myself the last week. That may explain a number of things, why my muscles are so sore, because they’re not getting enough ot losing anything, because my body needs the fuel and is holding on to it.
So, today I’ve gone 400 calories over what I normally would eat in hopes to reverse this trend. I am going to try to eat more (you’d be surprised how hard that can be when you’ve been so careful!). Hopefully I’ll see results! Will be interesting to see how I fare in London next week!