This week, I knew my weight wouldn’t be down. Not that I’m complaining about it at all because that was sort of my strategy for the week.
Let me explain. I finished my run a week ago and I felt absolutely wiped out. I shot for 5 miles at 7.5MPH and ended up stopping at 3.1 miles. Just didn’t have the energy. I noticed that I was starting to feel hungry so I made a beeline back to my desk to eat lunch. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been doing a good job up to this point of balancing running a calorie deficit to achieve weight loss and getting enough food in me to fuel my workouts. This time, I didn’t feel so good about my balancing act.
So I decided to eat more to get some more energy in me and I continued eating more than normal throughout the week. And you know what? It worked! After that 3.1 mile run, I had great workouts throughout the rest of the week. I did a 700 meter swim on Wednesday, strength on Thursday and a 35 minute circuit on the spin bike on Friday. All workouts felt great and I even had something left in the tank after running 8 miles on Sunday.
Now, it’s just a matter of maintaining weight instead of adding weight. I like being at 190 instead of 200.
Oh yeah, I never did give the weigh in results. I came in at 190.2 (up 0.6) and body fat was 16.7% (down 0.7%). According to the latest measurement, I’ve lost 15% of my total body fat since the beginning of the year. I think that’s pretty cool.
Today, it’s interval runs. Don’t like them but need to do them. Wish me luck!
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