Seriously, people. What gives? I do not understand this. I stepped on the scale this morning and guess what.
I GAINED A HALF A POUND.
Did you see that? I said GAINED. As in, did not lose. As in, I am no closer to being able to fit comfortably into my pants than I was three weeks ago when I JOINED A GYM AND STARTED GOING. REGULARLY.
I’m so bummed.
For quite a while now, I’ve been a relatively healthy eater. While I probably eat more than 1500 calories a day, I don’t think I go above 2,000. My meals are usually healthy.
Here’s a basic day of food for me.
Breakfast: Oatmeal or a bowl of cereal, coffee with cream and sugar
Morning snack: Fiber One bar or a piece of fruit
Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich, a serving of chips, two or three cookies
Afternoon snack: a piece of fruit
Dinner: a protein and sides
I know that dinner is my problem. Or I think that dinner is my problem. I truly have no idea. I try to manage my portions. I try to eat more salads. I try to drink more water.
AND THE SCALE IS GOING UP INSTEAD OF DOWN.
My gym routine is:
20 minutes of cardio and then weights (legs and arms), 3x a week
I need a game plan and I need it fast.
Do I step it up to half an hour of cardio? And do it more often? Back off on the weights?
I have never been this successful with consistently working out. I LIKE how I feel when I go. And maybe that, or the knowledge that I’m doing something good for my heart, should be enough.
But I want to see some results that make my clothes fit better, and to be honest? I’m not seeing any difference except my muscles ache the day after I work out and I’m doing more laundry because of the sweat.
Motivate me, please. Or slap me around. Or something.
(No. I did not move to Australia or some other place where it’s already tomorrow. I’ve started weighing in on Sunday mornings so I can schedule the McFatty post. But For The Love of Blogging starts tomorrow and I want to make sure the focus is primarily on that. So? McFatty Sunday.)