After a week of circuit including tons of sweat and healthier eating, I have gained 2 pounds. That's right. My new official weigh loss since January is ten pounds. Whoo hoo. (read WTF). I am very discouraged. However, I am not dumping this work out. There is no way this is bad for me. No way. I actually ran into the author of this particular circuit workout today in the gym. I told him of this side effect. He seemed confused. Probably thought I was goofing off on the food, which I really have gotten back on track this past week. He said I am definitely burning a lot of calories so keep it up. I will. Another week. I feel good. I think weight training is important to overall health so I may have to do something drastic like throw out the little judgemental box in the bathroom.
Today I increased my cardio by doing 17 minutes of high cardio before the circuit workout. I did arms and core today. Still running for a minute in between each set. I also bumped up my run from a 5.5 to a 5.8. I ate very well. Had one little bag of skittles but otherwise ate clean. Oatmeal with blueberries and a little pecans and almonds, thin sandwich buns with turkey, fruit and fat free cottage cheese, a protein shake, 4 oz steak, broccoli, lettuce with low fat dressing. That's a clean eating day! Aside from the skittles. Maybe I am not eating enough? My workout was about 450 calories. Something to consider. I have also done a better job getting plenty of water but I know I need more. I think I had about 52 ounces.
Next post will be in 7 days. What's gonna happen? Tune-in to find out! The scale will live another week.