What am I trying now?
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Without the intensity of the Orangetheory workouts, my weight has been slowly creeping up again despite going to Planet Fitness and working out on my own. So here I go, trying some more things to see if any results actually happen.
I joined the Noom app. It's a bit pricey (not nearly as much as Orangetheory). So, yeah...Spark People and a diet app? Noom has really interesting support and literature relating to the psychology of weight gain, but it doesn't have a cool wheel to spin every day. Therefore I will do both. The Noom diet kind of lends itself to Volumetrics: filling up on low calorie, high nutrient foods like veggies. Same kind of thing as the WW zero-points foods, I guess. My weight has been up and down. Lose 5, gain 6, etc. It's only been a few weeks, so I'll give it some more time.
I also downloaded a book called "Lift Like A Girl" by Nia Shanks from Amazon Prime. It's basically an introduction to body transformation through heavy resistance training. The workouts are progressive and go in phases; I'm two workouts into phase 1 today. Something must be working, because I am SORE. At Orangetheory, by the end of a circuit, you can look up and realize that you've done about 120 squats. Phase 1 had just 20 squats, but with higher weight. I honestly figured that it would feel like nothing...and I have basically been crawling up my stairs for the past two days. Legs are jelly. So, if nothing else, I will be a bit stronger.
Will these two things be the magic combination that gets the scale moving downward instead of up? Is it sustainable? Remains to be seen, I guess.