Hey, I'm nothing if not consistent. Consistently inconsistent, that is.
So I had a revelation. Or, in Oprah-speak, a "light bulb moment".
Whenever I combine dieting and exercise, there's a part of my brain that rationalizes: "Hey, I worked out. I can eat more."
So I do. And then shockingly enough, I struggle mightily to lose weight. Because not only am I building muscle, I am pretty much NOT eating in moderation. Because I'm starving from exercising.
(I seriously missed my calling as a rocket scientist.)
Remember when I did the Shred for 30 whole days back in September?
I came out of that more toned, yes, but the underlying problem still remained/remains: I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT.
And then I read this post of Lena's.
And something clicked.
"Diet for weight. Exercise for shape."
So I have come up with a new strategy.
Right now, I'm solely dieting. Strictly counting calories, and writing everything down.
I'm not giving myself exercise to fall back on as an excuse to eat more.
So far, it has worked. I'm down 4.4 pounds. (Hello, water weight!) But it's at least a step in the right direction. Seeing those numbers decrease does WONDERS for my motivation.
But yes, I know I know I know that I need to exercise. That exercise is an important factor in overall health and well-being. Especially my well-being.
After March 14 (daylight savings, holla!), I will begin running again on a regular basis. I will get home from work around 5 and immediately go for a run. Hubby and I have already worked this out.
I had a little breakdown this weekend about my weight and when Hubby asked how he could help, I simply said, "Let me run." Meaning, when I announce that I'm going running, I want his response to be, "Ok." Not "How about you go later?" or "Why don't you do this first?" Just "Ok." And he agreed.
Bloggy Boot Camp, I have one more trick up my sleeve.
This 7-day Body Cleanse.
So stay tuned. I'm using this platform to hold myself accountable.
And of course your fabulous ideas, tips, or suggestions are always appreciated!