I have to admit, when I weighed yesterday morning, I got really down. I gained again. Outside of last week, I have gained EVERY week for NINE weeks straight. Now to be honest, I didn’t have a totally stellar week last week. I did have a really good week most of the week though. Saturday was the day I didn’t do so well. With that being said, you might say to me that I shouldn’t let this bother me then. Well, guess what. I weighed on Saturday morning and it was the same weight as it was yesterday morning. So what is this weight? See for yourself:
As I put my weight and measurements into my spreadsheet this morning I was pleasantly surprised though. My measurements were not all bad, and in fact, my body fat is less than it has been since the beginning of May. This doesn’t compensate for this meteoric rise I seem to be having lately, but it does make me feel a little (very little) better.
Here are the rest of the measurements: my body fat decreased 0.9% to 27.1%. My BMI rose by 0.2 to 33.0. My neck remained the same (17.25″), as did my forearms (12.125″). My chest increased an eighth of an inch to 46.875″. My stomach, however, decreased 0.375″ to 42.875″. My waist and my biceps each increased by half an inch to 39.375″ and 13.25″ respectively. My thighs decreased 0.625″ to 22.125″ (last week was probably a mismeasurement). My calves increased a quarter inch to 16.25″.
So where do I go from here? Obviously this is not working at all right now. Loyal readers will know I am not exercising with any regularity or sincerity. That has to change. To say it like it is though, I don’t have the motivation to start that again right now. I don’t know why. I just don’t. I do have something I am motivated to start though – IF. It has been an effective tool for me in the past, perhaps it is what I need to kickstart my program again. I have a busy week of meals at work, and a weekend getaway coming up, so I am not going to start that until next Monday. This week, however, I am going to continue to watch quantities.
I am thinking back on something I just wrote. My heart is not into the exercise right now, but as I think back, this isn’t the first time I have been this way. Back a couple of years ago – maybe three, I was like this. I had yet to ever really exercise, but I forced myself to start. Here is a commitment I can make. I will either do planks, push ups, squats, leg lifts, or some other form of exercise six days a week. Yard/garden work will count only if it is intense. Airport walking will count too. This starts today.
There will be no weigh-in next week. My family and I are taking a weekend trip.
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