3 Weeks of CrossFit - 2 pounds UP

Monday, April 11, 2011

I am trying not to get discouraged.

Here's what I know:
I had a tough week when a friend came to visit and we ate out 2 meals every day. I did not make the best choices.

Bob Greene once said that when you start a weight training routine that you should not weigh yourself for 3 months because there will be a lot of weight fluctuation due to changes in the muscles and water exchanges.

My coworkers keep saying that I look like I am losing a lot of weight.

I am making healthier choices than I was before and I have cut back significantly on my wine intake. I am not eating in our cafe at work (used to be grilled cheese and fries or fried chicken strips and fries). I am focusing on fruits and vegetables.

I am exercising consistently.... CrossFit 3 days a week and when I can, supplementing with elliptical or hikes or fitness classes or belly dancing.

Today I am going to start journaling my food again and counting calories. I keep trying to use the SP tool but I get frustrated. I am going back to the old paper and pen. LOL I have a Calorie King book and will use that and the internet when I need to to get the calorie counts. I have been trying to research online the amount of calories I should consume as a woman over 40 and it feels like to lose weight I need to be at about 1500 - 1700. I am going to aim for that for now.

I better get ready to get my butt kicked at CrossFit. I have completed the "beginner" workouts and now he's got me starting the regular ones - scaled to my level of course. I am NOT looking forward to the run this morning. emoticon

Here's to health!
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    When you exercise regularly, I think it is normal to gain a couple of pounds in the beginnng. I know I did:)
    3679 days ago
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