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uGH. Am I not honest enough? Heeellllllpppppp MEeeeeeeee.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gain. I am back to where I started, but I feel like I have never stopped.

I try my hardest. I do my best. I sleep, destress, workout, watch what I eat, drink enough water and yet - - weight gain.

I am extremely anal about tracking so I know when I have eaten too much.
I PLAN cardio exercise, but honestly, only follow through on about half of it.
I faithfully ST - and anally track it.
I blog my weeks plan in order to be accountable to at least the internet, at most all of you and myself.

And yet, not just no progress, but weight gain!!

SO have I not been honest enough?

Have my portions sizes been creeping up? NO as if I think they might've I go back to weighing for a day to be sure.

Have I been sleeping enough? YES I am crazy anal about getting enough sleep.

HAve I been tracking EVERYTHING? YES I am also crazy anal about tracking everything.

Exercise. It all comes down to this. Why do I find it so hard? Yes it is winter and things always seem harder in winter. But still.

Is it the exercise I am planning that is stopping me? Possible as it is mostly outside and then I have a reason/excuse not to do it if the weather is bad. (However the weather has legitimately stopped me this week.)

I think I need to find some exercise that burns some calories but isn't hateful to my sensibilities. Is there such exercise? Well yes. I LOVE zumba. But don't really like going alone.

I HATE cleaning but I love the result and it burns a fair few calories.

I LOVE ST - is there a way to incorporate cardio into ST and can anyone help me learn it?

Anyhoo.

Tracker back to beginning.

Plan restarting.

Food going down a 100 calories or so (still within range).
Help required!!

Thanks for listening.

UPDATE: Got an extremely earlier monthly visitor (sorry if TMI) which explains both weight gain AND grumpy grumpison blogface emoticon
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  • CRESHA20
    You could try jumping jacks, running/jogging in place, knee lifts, jumping rope, etc. in between sets when strength training and see if that helps.
    3526 days ago
  • RUNNERGIRL60
    Strength training caused me weight gain cause I really built muscle. As your body adjusts to the strength you will level out and lose. I mix it up Bob Harpers strength training DVD is both. Its tough but good! I also found my cals to be to low at times before and so I was not losing either my body was holding on to everything. Its hard cause everyone is different but I just kept trying until the scale moved finally. Keep up the great work we all have a time when losing isn't at its best! Don't every give up!!!! emoticon emoticon
    3527 days ago
  • BELLA0209
    If you figure it out let me know as I am in the same boat. I can't get the scale to move! Its very frustrating. I will suggest Jillian's 30 day shred for cardio plus ST. I love it. Hope things change soon for the both of us!
    3527 days ago
  • HEALTHYASHLEY
    ST can cause weight gain. It does for me anyway. The first 6 weeks I change my routine I retain a lot of water and then finally my body lets go of it.
    3527 days ago
  • BADASSBLONDIE
    So for me, the way I keep up with my cardio is that I decide my food around it. I put in how many calories I want to burn a week and then SP tells me how much that means I can eat. I literally work out to get in those extra tasty calories. I update it every week based on my plan that week and weeks when I can't work out as much I eat less. Additionally, having a heart rate monitor has not only helped me figure out how much I'm burning but has really REALLY motivated me to work out. I loooooove seeing those numbers. :D I have a polar rs100 and I freaking adore that little monster. I didnt' get any of the littel extra gadgets, just the watch and its band and I ADORE it (ps - it's cheaper on amazon than at polar's site).

    I feel like we're exact opposites. I have to force myself to ST but man oh MAN I love me some cardio. It's all aobut getting into the swing of it, then it gets better. *hugshard* Start off SMALL (1 or 2 workouts/week) and work up from there (doing longer workouts more frequently). If you're a member of a gym, explore their classes (b/c they're fun!). And remember - if you don't eat to fuel your workouts, you won't be able to lose weight b/c your body won't let you.

    XOXOXOXOXOOOOOO
    3527 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10774507
    I love ST too. Try doing some intervals. Do a ST set. Then immediately do 2 minutes of high intensity cardio. Wait ten seconds, repeat. Goes by really quick.
    3527 days ago
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