Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Today was my monthly weigh-in day. I lost 11 pounds this month, which I'm very happy about.
I changed-up my fitness routine about a month ago. I increased the intensity of my work-outs----mostly running----while radically decreasing the amount of time spent on fitness (I love walking, but it takes forever and I am busy). The results in terms of weight loss are more or less the same as those of the previous 3 months. The difference lies really in the effects of intense physical activity versus the effects of walking. Same results, less time. I also feel better physically.
I have been careful, since starting at SP, to eat within my calorie limits (almost) every day and to increase my caloric intake on fitness days. While I eat very well as it is (1200-1400 on non-fitness days and 1400-1550 on fitness days) I am going to allow myself another 100 calories per day. I'll re-evaluate my eating again at my next weigh-in on October 24th.
While 10 pounds a month has been really great, I know it is not going to last. And that is perfectly fine. I am not in a rush. This has all just been a bonus, and from I can see, pretty normal for individuals without disabilities or limitations of any sort in the first few months at Sparkpeople. I am definitely in it for the long haul and I am prepared mentally (I think) for whatever comes next.
I am not sure I could have accomplished this on my own, and still be in such a positive, committed frame of mind. I am very much indebted to this community of spark people, many of whom challenge me, inspire me, and give me much needed perspective on myself and my journey. Thank-you for being here!