Weekly Update

Not too much has changed and a lot has changed.

My BMI is between 20.6 and 21 pending on what scale I use.

My body fat percent is between 15 and 24 pending on what method I use (5 out of the 6 methods put me under 17).

Weight is no less than it was in May.  However, my body fat percentage is less.

Both my weight and my body fat percentage are higher than they were a couple years ago…but I was also underweight and had about 2 % body fat…for real.

So changes…

I am accepting that it is good that the clothes I fit into when I was underweight don’t fit anymore … no matter how cute they were.

I am excited that even though the scale is higher than I like, my size is not too different…just trying to enjoy that the scale is showing some good muscle build up.

I thought I would lose weight while training for the half marathon, but I gained weight…I was training for that at the same time as I was doing Jamie Eason’s 12 week body building program…needless to say I was hungry all the time.  After that my body still thought it wanted lots of food even though I wasn’t working as hard.  Since then, I have slowly but surely decreased my eating (I still cheat and overeat at times), and though my weight isn’t different, it is surely healthier weight.  I am also beginning to let go of calorie counting…a little, but I believe it helps me to be healthier overall…not depriving myself of food allows me to not have as many crazy overeating days.  I am starting to decrease my training a bit, too.  I recently read that if you overtrain, you overeat, and the calories certainly don’t balance out in your favor.  I had myself in a crazy cycle of being so hungry from training that I would overeat and then feel the need to train some more…no more.  I want to have muscle and be a little more than just toned, but I don’t want the crazy regimen of continuous exercise.

So, some good changes being made…hopefully soon it will show on the scale, but for now I will be happy with the progress so far.

day 5

OK…back on track.  How come one day of being bad isn’t made up by one day of being good?  It is so easy for me to gain and so hard to lose…oh well, my own fault I know…no pity.  🙂

AM back workout included lats, pulldowns, hyperextensions, deadlifts and rows.

Water intake for the day: just around 40 oz

Meals included egg whites, protein shakes, berries, apple, turkey dog…and yes a couple graham crackers (I know!), but I ended up right at 1500 calories…big improvement!  🙂

PM workout…P90X core routine

May also do some thigh band exercises before bed.

On a side note…went to Target today to get a swimsuit and a dress.  I am really into casual dresses these days.  Anyway, I tried on a few other things, too.  I was so excited to see that I was swimming in the small sizes.  Then I looked up Target sizes online and they run really big…so nothing to be too excited about.  I have found that some Target brands run big and others pretty close to right on.  I have found that Ann Taylor tends to run big.  Kohl’s seems accurate, LEI seems accurate and Old Navy is either accurate or runs slightly big.  I am not putting down any store in the slightest…just wondering…

What store out there  has the most accurate sizes?  If anyone knows, please share.  🙂