I have got to change that behavior - and fast!
But as I felt myself slipping back to a higher weight, I did something that I have never done before, I joined a dietbet.com challenge. This is my first time, and I'm still not 100% sure how it works.
If I understand correctly, I pay a fee. If I lose 4% of my body weight in 28 days, I will get my $$ back. (Or I sure hope that's how it works!). And I know it might seem silly, but honestly, I'm still not at a point where I don't need some extra motivation. I believe that eventually I will get to that point, but I'm not there now.
However, I'm switching my focus from 'just the scale' as I do believe the Scale Is Just A Number. to Body fat % and measurements.
So, as I've started to up my strength training routine (For free workouts plans, read this), I took measurements and got a base reading of my body fat. For the body fat, I went to the Capital Blue store and used their machine to get a baseline. My scale at home also does body fat, but I think theirs is supposed to be a little more advanced. Either way, I have a baseline. So if the number on the scale is going up, and so is body fat and my measurements, well, I definitely can't claim it's muscle.
However, if the scale isn't going down, but my measurments and body fat are decreasing, then I know that I am putting on some muscle mass.
My foot is swollen from the race this past weekend. So apparently I still have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. So I haven't had a lot of cardio this week. But I have been doing my strength training. I'm still finding my way at the gym, but my Skirt Sports (affiliate link) has really helped with my confidence.
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