Here we are, folks. Another week, another weigh-in:
+ 2.6 pounds. Ugh! I am trying to stay positive about this, as I am almost 99% sure that this gain is due to my muscles retaining water. I haven’t done a hardcore strength training DVD in months, and my legs hurt for 3 straight days this week (up through yesterday,) so I’m hoping that that’s what happened. I was honestly shocked when I stepped on the scale because I was expecting a loss–I ate the same amount of weekly points this week and I earned MORE activity points than last week when I lost 3 lbs. I did eat pretty salty foods this week, so I’m sure that’s a factor as well.
I’ve decided that this week will be nothing but cardio, with the exception of zumba toning at the Y tonight. It is so frustrating to have some major fitness victories (strength training DVD, 4 mile walk) in a week and then see the scale go up so drastically. But, as I said earlier, I need to stay positive; muscle burns more fat in the long run and I’m training myself to be stronger. Also on a positive note–I didn’t gain any inches this week, so that makes me fairly confident that it is the muscle. This is one of the hardest parts of weight loss, I think. But hey, that’s why I made this blog–to stay accountable and to take comfort in the fact that I am not the only one going through these things.
I am really looking forward to getting back to the Y tonight–it has been a couple of weeks because of the holidays and Snowpocalypse 2014–apparently “they” are calling our blizzard “Arctic Blast,” which is so totally hilarious that I almost can’t stand it. Hoping for great weigh-ins for all of you who link up today! We are halfway through the week!