Monday, March 15, 2010
Everything in my weight loss process is slowing down like crazy. My body fat % drops slow, my weight loss is crawling. I sometimes go weeks without dropping any weight. My measurements haven't changed for a while, at least a month.
My trainer's decided to change up my 'homework' and my eating again, to see if that makes a difference. This is probably the longest I've been at a plateau. Usually when my trainer does my measurements once a month, there's more progress. This time, my measurements went UP (though my body fat dropped by 1%). I'm gaining muscle, but not losing enough fat on top of it.
This part sucks. All I can do is work through it, make sure I do everything I'm supposed to, and hope that it makes a difference. I want to drop to a size 8 at least. I know I have enough extra that I won't be unhealthy at size 8. Whether that's the leanest I CAN get is another question. I need to get there first.
I'm no longer supposed to do the circuit training stuff, because it seems I'm a "true mesomorph" as he put it, and I build muscle easily. The weights I do during his sessions seem to be plenty. I need to focus on cardio and intervals now, doing that morning cardio religiously so that I end up doing cardio twice a day. That along with the intervals seems to be the way I end up losing weight the fastest.
I suppose if I were a guy I would be absolutely thrilled at the ease with which I build muscle. Also, I imagine I would have reached my goal by now because as we all know, men lose weight more easily (must be all that crazy muscle they have... sexy... distracted... um what was I saying?).
While I have no problem being a 'buff' chick, I still don't want that extra fat on my belly.
Oh well. Guess I'll see how this next month goes.