Boy my metabolism must be really going. I thought for sure this was going to be a bad week…a bad weigh in. And I can fully deal with that. After all I was the one who missed 3 days of exercise and I was the one who ate a little more snack than I should have. ;-) I take all blame as I’m responsible!
But apparently my body had other plans. The only explanation… Metabolism!
I know as I get older [yikes - I hit 35 this year! ;-) ], my metabolism will naturally slow. But I don’t want to go down without a fight. There’s lots to be said for a good diet, and exercise to keep it going. I do think I’m lucky that I have been blessed with a half way decent metabolism in general. However in recent years it was lacking [hence the gained weight/jiggling]. In the promos for the Body Revolution ads [you can watch them here], she talks about using metabolic training and HIIT [high intensity interval training] to help jack up your metabolism. And on top of that – eating clean and real also helps weed out other metabolism crashing things.
I don’t mean to be all “Jillian this” and “Jillian that” ;-) Really that’s not my goal, and unfortunately, she doesn’t know me or give me any royalties [though I wouldn't turn them down!]. But as I mentioned before, she has a fantastic book called Master Your Metabolism all about eating right, eating real, and cutting out processed junk.
Between my revamped eating over the last 3 months and upped exercise that use metabolic training and lots of muscle building, I’ve really got my metabolism going…
Because after a week where I was just expecting to see the scale go up… I actually LOST 2.6 lbs!
Yeah… I literally, out loud, said “What the heck” when that # came up.
Not that I’m disappointed…not at all…just surprised! Pleasantly surprised… :) And that brings me up to just over 15 lbs lost so far. Wow… I didn’t imagine that I would actually lose that much. As I think I’ve said before, most people hear about it and tell me “You didn’t have that much to lose!” I wasn’t sure I did either, but I feel great, my clothes fit great [or in some cases, were replaced by new, smaller ones], and lest anyone worry…I’m not anywhere close to being too thin. LOL :) I’m pretty sure I have enough “junk in the trunk” to live off of for months. ;-)
So….that said, I’m kind of on Week 12 now. I did Week 11 twice due to the back pain. And I mentioned last time that Week 12 might span 2 weeks due to a very busy schedule this week not allowing a good, final week 12. So I’m going to workout what I can this week and then do a full week next week as well before I call it “the end”.
Which reminds me…I need to call and schedule my re-take of my cholesterol test to see if my #’s have improved! I’m sure hoping so! I must say, I’m pretty excited to see the new #’s. VERY curious on what they will show.
Have a great week!