Starting Weight: 133 lbs
Today's Weight: 136 lbs
Exercise: 40km running
6 days of Phase 1 of The 30 Day Shred
It always happens when I ramp-up my workouts. I gain weight. This is probably the 6th or 7th data point confirming this trend. Next week will be worse. I don't know why..... water retention? My body freaking right the f**k out because it thinks I have decided to starve myself? Muscle growth?
Bah. All I can say for sure is that it is incredibly discouraging. At the very least I am not altogether surprised considering my history, but still. I am hungry. I ran forty freaking kilometers in 7 days (which is about 4000 calories burnt. I'm just sayin'). Plus working out every day with Jillian.
It makes a girl think nice sweet thoughts about liposuction. So easy! So simple! Much less painful (ish)! Maybe if I spent all the time I spend running, exercising and preparing healthy meals working I could even afford it!!! Too bad I'm incredibly against plastic surgery for myself. If you want a boob job.... go right ahead! But for myself, I would be haunted by the shame of not being able to do it myself. The right way. The healthy way. The free way! Oh, right, and the way that saves me from heart disease.
The good news? (Hey, I'm optimistic by nature, there is always good news!) I am seeing the results of the exercise. My abs are more apparent, I can do.... wait for it..... 19 push-ups in a row (I know! And not the Woman Push-ups. Honest-to-goodness push-ups. For reference, I started last Tuesday at 12. So there Jillian! Huzzah!). I am running 10km for my "short" run in lieu of 7 or 8km.
I am stronger and faster. And, sadly, heavier.
Only 11 more pounds to my goal weight. Here I come. Kinda.