I am feeling a bit better now that I have had some time off. But I am also feeling a bit bloated. I know that I weigh more right now than I did the last time i weighed in. I would be a liar if I said I hadn’t stepped on the scale during my weigh in hiatus. So let’s discuss this a bit.
But Hank! You ran a triathlon a couple of weeks ago and you have been running and doing KettleHell class like it is going out of style. What gives?
I am really not sure. I have not lost any significant amount of weight now in several months. I have been exercising like a mad man. I have been eating well. I have NOT been tracking my food, but I have a fairly good grasp on what I have been eating and I know that I have been well within my limits.
If you will remember several months ago I went to a sports medicine facility and had some metabolic and athletic tests done. They gave me some good indicators as to how to manage my weight and efficiently lose. But for some reason, it hasn’t worked.
I KNOW for a fact that I have put on some muscle from my strength training. I can feel it in my arms, shoulders, and core and I can also see it in my upper body.
But I just can’t for the life of me believe that I have countered any fat loss with muscle gain so that I have broken even or actually gained weight.
Do my clothes fit? Yes. But I haven’t lost any sizes in more than 3 months. Do I feel stronger and more athletic? Yes. But I feel fat still and when I look in the mirror I still see myself as fat.
I am not happy about this.
So instead of complaining, I plan to do something about it. It is time to get back to business.
Over the next several weeks I plan to seek out some more professional help in trying to figure a few things out. I have some thoughts, that I do not want to conjecture on just yet, about some health issues that might be holding me back. I am going to look into that as well. But I plan to figure this thing out. I want to go to Fitbloggin feeling good.
I also plan to be a little more deliberate in my writing. I hope to set a schedule where I am posting at least 4 times a week. I plan to cover four topics on a regular basis: Weight Loss, Burning Calories, Stock Report/Weigh In, and at least one post a week that delves into motivating and educating you guys on losing weight and getting healthy.
So, if you read this far down, do me a favor. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.
I love you guys. Thanks for hanging with me on this journey. It is a long tough road but we know the way and we just have to keep moving…