Stronger, faster but not thinner
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The past year has shown me again what I can achieve.
My fitness goals were:
Lift more weight. Tick - achieved
Run further and faster. Tick - achieved
Be more flexible. Tick - achieved
I am stronger, faster and more flexible whilst having my best work year ever. I travelled the world, doing what I love and it was financially very rewarding. I also have a good home life with a wonderful husband, family and friends. Should all be peachy, right? One more goal...
My weight goal was:
Lose 30 kg. No tick - not achieved
In fact, I am 1 kg up from this time last year. That alone could dwarf all my other achievements if I allowed it to. Should I ?
It is tempting!
But not for long. I have never been a giver upper. I simply will not give up on this one.
I have been very careful and kept detailed track of my calorie ins and outs for the last month. I reduced the carbs in my diet during this period. This is the result:
My average 'in' has been 1500 kcal and my calorie expenditure averaged 2700 kcal daily (mainly through lots of walking/running and weight lifting)
Fact 2 I did not lose weight in this period. Worse, I put 1.5 kg on.
Even more tempting to give up and just roll with it. But I can’t. I want this more than I will ever be able to express. Whatever is in my way. It will happen.
So, 1200 kcal differential does not seem enough for me. Wether this is thyroid relate or I am not recording correctly (doubt that very much by the way it does not really matter. I need to create a larger gap and see what happens. Goal is a 1700 kcal gap between in and out for the coming month. Just to see what happens......