Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tired

Ok - this is not going to be the most motivational post... I am so tired of trying to lose weight. I have lost 60+ pounds 4 times (with each baby) and I am really excited to be done. I am also pretty excited to have a little break and just let my body rest.
I have been eating ok but exercise has not been where it should be. We are heading to Utah for my husbands Grandmas funeral so my week is shuffled around and I am trying to figure out where to fit my health into it.
The good news is I have been drinking a gallon of water a day and I really can tell a difference. The first day it was hard, but now it just feels great! I have always had a hard time staying hydrated so this is really good for me! I guess if nothing else I will keep doing that, eating as good as I can, and getting a few walks in here and there!
It is funny because I lost the weight from all the kids pretty easily just walking. This time I upped my workouts big time trying to speed it up, and it seems to be having the opposite effect. Interesting.

2 comments:

Alisa said...

I think part of the reason it's harder is because you are lifting weights, which make muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. But, in the longrun more muscle burns more calories, and with more muscle you can trick people who think you weigh less than you do (which has happened to you). I had the same problem last week with being at Scott's parent's. Just make it known that you need to take time to exercise. I am sure that J will help watch the kids so you can do that. Love ya!

Trainer Momma said...

Yeah for the gallon of water a day! Keep it up... FOREVER! I'm still chuggin' mine.

Don't forget that you are -- how shall I put this politely -- getting older. Those weights will help you so much, since as we age our metabolism slows, due to decreased muscle mass. This is one of those things you can reverse. Yes, muscle is the calorie burning machine. If you are lifting, doing cardio, and eating right -- your body MUST respond. It does take time, however, we're talking 12 weeks at least of totally consistent.

CAN YOU DO IT? YES YOU CAN! Bob the Builder is cheering you on! And me too! :)