Not a catchy title, but at least I’ll keep it consistent, right?
So to my surprise… well not, really a ‘surprise’, I didn’t lose much weight at all. I have a few theories around this, but please tell me if you agree or disagree. So I’ll just throw out the number:
So there it is. A delta of .8 lbs. Hmmm… So my first theory is that yo-yo weight loss is the worst thing you could possibly do to your body. I swear that’s why Luther Van Dross died so young. He would balloon up and then lose 60 lbs in like 2 months. He would do this for months at a time, back and forth. I mean, clearly losing and regaining 10lbs isn’t as extreme, but it’s the same concept. Funny thing is (well it’s actually not funny), everytime I ‘restart’ my regimen after sinful eating and weight gain… I find it harder to lose that weight. This time, I’ve been doing everything right in terms of nutrition and working out. But the same ‘get back into the swing of things’ routine that I’ve been pulling isn’t working anymore. Meaning, my body is used to that and that I reallllly hafta kick it up NOW! Plus, I’m not getting any younger, and this weight needs to be gone by age 30! That’s when the slump really hits and the metabolism really drops (so I’ve heard from several resources).
That being said, this is probably the biggest wake-up call/kick in the arse! The fact that I am actually seeing that I can’t just slack off for a bit and lose the weight in a few weeks anymore is scary and GOOD at the same time. It’s crazy to me, because I’ve never experienced this before, but it’s my body being defiant.
What I will say is that I feel so much stronger. I’ve never gotten ‘back into the swing’ so quickly in terms fitness in the past. My knees are still an issue, so I’m trying to watch it in Zumba. Also, I’ve been power-walking in the 3.5-4.0 zones. I’ve never pushed myself that hard in the past, so that’s good. What tells me that I’m getting stronger is the fact going a 3.5 is no longer enough to break a good sweat for me, I keep increasing the speed to get the same sweating effects. I know this sounds really sad, but it’s a record for me! Hahaha I power walked a mile in 17:27. That’s the fastest I’ve ever walked a mile in my life. Granted, I don’t think I’ve necessarily tried to time it before, but I always recall a mile taking me around 20+ mins.
I’m also considering forking out the money to be able to make it to zumba 5 – 6x a week. It’s the only form of sanity and GREAT cardio I can get w/o the painstakingness of doing all the work. Hmmmm…
Alright well… I’m out.