Life on the IR (Injured Reserve) List Week 3
Monday, August 17, 2015
Still in bandages unfortunately. I was supposed to get them off last week when I got my stitches out (ouch)but my doctor must've seen that look in my eye and deemed me too eager so he took them off and put them right back on. "Just for another week" he says, "just in case." Why doesn't anybody trust me?
Anyway, worked out again this morning (maybe that's why?
) to Kelly Coffey Meyer Muscle Definition the Shoulders, Bi's and Tri's Premix. It was a little harder this morning but I'm getting stronger every day.
I just wanted to share a personal observation that most people probably knew because I've read it a million times but never really believed it. Exercise may very well only be around 20% of weight loss success. I've always worked out vehemently to "earn" my food but doing nothing for the last 3 weeks and actually losing a pound or two kind of shows me that exercise, while still necessary for health, may not contribute to the number on the scale as much as I originally thought. And I'm not even eating conservatively. I'm no longer being carb careful. In fact, shamefully quite the opposite so I'm shocked to say the least.
Now of course I was a little afraid that that was muscle loss but my body fat percentage is holding steady and my clothes are fitting the same so maybe not. In fact I may be accidentally experimenting with a Rehabilitative Rest and Aggressive Refeeding protocol. I found out about this quite by accident while reading Matt Stone's book Diet Recovery 2. I just started reading it last night and it seems like a way to raise metabolism by resting and over eating. I know, sounds too good to be true but haven't finished it so I'll speak more on it when I do. I found an article that explains it very well so I'm attaching the link below.
Off to read more. I'll let you what I learn. Later