Hey ladies... I didn't forget, I've just been pretty busy today.
So how have your weeks gone? Any major struggles? Any major accomplishments? I would to hear about all of it.
As of this morning I'm exactly the same: 132 lbs. Sure I get frustrated, but I know that I'm staying healthy and keeping my head up. These last 2 1/2 months have been challenging for me since the scale hasn't budged, but I know that I'm not giving up. And if this is where my body needs to be right now then this is where it needs to be!
Here is what I did this week. I've been wearing my personal trainer watch, so I know how many calories I burn during certain activities.
Saturday: 1 hr spin class (Burned 950 calories) Sunday: I worked out with my best friend who asked me to help her out. We did interval sessions of cardio mixed with strength moves. (Burned 650 Calories) Monday: 1 hr zumba class (Burned 600 Calories) Tuesday: Off Day - Yes, I finally gave my body some rest! Wednesday: 1 hr spin class (Burned 900 Calories) Thursday: 1 hr spin class (Burned 1000 Calories) Friday: 45 min spin class (Burned 800 Calories), 30 min weight loss yoga (Burned 250 Calories)
I usually eat 1300-1400 calories a day, so as you can tell by my calories burned why I get frustrated when I haven't seen the scale moves since November. But it was brought to my attention today by my husband and a good friend that I might not be eating enough and my body is in "Starvation" mode. Kris, my husband, reminded me of an episode of the Biggest Loser where Jillian Michaels jumped all over a contestant for not eating enough calories and forcing their body into starvation mode, which causes it to hold onto weight instead of losing it.
There is a current contestant on the Biggest Loser, Mike, who is the youngest at 18 years old. Bob Harper just talked to him a couple weeks ago about not eating enough. Mike stated that he has the mentality that eating less = losing weight, which is kind of the mentality that I have. This obviously isn't the case. Once Bob helped Mike's eating habits he dropped over 10 lbs in one week. So, needless to say, I'm beginning to think that I need to eat a bit more. More whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and veggies!