Lets just say that maintenance mode is harder than I thought!
By day 5 of my recovery day I was pretty good, and by day 7 I felt great! SO great that I thought it would be a good idea to walk on the treadmill. Walking wasn't the problem... the problem was the ear-full that I got from my husband and mother-in-law for not abiding by the Doctors rules who strictly said NO treadmill... not even walking!
I have been trying to keep track of my calories, which on some days are actually lower than what I want them to be. * TIP* If you eat too few of calories your metabolism begins to slow down. And this is NOT what I'm trying to do for my body right now. So I've been trying to eat at least every 2-3 hours just to keep it up a bit!
I have been lifting my 5 lb dumbells in reps of 25 or just until I feel the "burn" and ironically my shoulders and triceps have been sore. This goes to show that you don't have to lift heavy weights to get results! Especially if you want to tone. Less weight, more reps are the key!
So, as for weighing in this morning. I weighed 127 lbs. On Wednesday I actually saw 126 lbs! But even though I've lost 1-2 lbs I'm worried that it's my muscle that I'm losing instead of fat. I guess only time will tell! In the meantime I have about 6 weeks recover left!
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