Tina the Boot Camper Is Frustrated
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I am sooooo happy to report that I have stayed true to the 28-Day Bootcamp video for the last 22 days. Counting the two days I did before, I have worked out every single day for the last 24 days. That's quite a streak for me. I have also been eating pretty well, not perfectly, but I've had many good days, staying within my calorie range, even on days I have not, I have not exceeded it by much.
And what do I have to show for this hard work? A seven (yes, 7) lbs weight GAIN and a .75 inch loss on both my waist and hips, and .5 on my neck.
Can you say frustrated? Can you say ready to scream? Because I am so both of those things.
You know, I have long seen that my ability to shed weight has decreased as my age has increased. That is a fact of life. But I have never seen the scale go up and up and up when I have been SO true to a program, as I have been.. Now, when you are 52 and female, there are all sorts of hormonal things going on in your body (can you say menopausal, or peri-menopausal??), and there might be some of that going on, which explains some of it, but certainly not all of it.
What's more intriguing is that I feel awesome. I find that each and every time I repeat a workout I am that much better at it, that much more flexible, that much more able to sustain it. I have energy, I have more flexibility, I have more mobility. My knee (that with the torn meniscus) feels pretty good, and the rest of me, other than being creaky if I've sat too long, is much less creaky once I get going. I am in one of those grooves where the exercise leads me to being more conscious of the food I am putting in my mouth. Which, of course, only adds to the frustration. Because you know what frustration brings? The desire to eat. Very frustrating...
Okay, I've vented. And now, off to harder work...