That is a saying that comes to mind today. Today is a first for me (as far as I can remember, anyway). When I weighed in today, I was UP from last week. I do believe that in 53 weeks this is the first time that has happened.
I would be totally hysterical right now, but I have a funny feeling I know exactly why I am up. Let me count the ways:
1. I lifted heavy weights this week with very little (to no) cardio.
2. I stopped logging my food in my journal (big no-no!).
3. I was in the gym only twice this week (Monday and Wednesday).
4. I ate a very good dessert yesterday at a family reunion…and I do not feel bad about it, nor do I regret it.
I am coming to understand that my body is *extremely* sensitive to lifting weights. Monday I lifted on my own (focusing solely on my arms and shoulders), and I ate well. Tuesday morning’s weigh in had me up several pounds. I knew I had not eaten an excess of 14,000 calories to truly pack on those pounds, though. So, I was not worried. Wednesday morning’s weigh in had me down a couple of those pounds from Tuesday. That night I focused on strength training with Denise. Thursday I was back up a little over a pound from Wednesday. I was also *extremely* sore Thursday and Friday…and Saturday. My legs took a beating with Denise. Yesterday had me back down a couple pounds (hovering right around 199.6 to 200.6). After yesterday’s sedentary nature (sitting around with family…and tables full of food), I knew I was not going to drop under that 199.2 from last week.
In one way, I do find it frustrating that I am not down for the week. However, in another way, I find it almost absurd to beat myself up over this. First of all, I am up only a bit. Second of all, I know that at least part of that is muscle…has to be. So, for this week I am going to cut myself some slack (very little, mind you) and we will see what next week shows (which better be a loss).
My plan of action:
1. I will be in the gym every day this week.
2. I will be careful not to let cardio go unnoticed again.
3. I will start logging food again (seriously cannot believe I stopped doing this).
With those three things in place, I should be back on the road down by the end of the week, and I will be able to take this hiccup in stride.
How do you handle hiccups in your path?