Good morning everyone it’s Wednesday and I would like to say happy valentines day to all who follow the tradition! I hope this morning finds you getting spoiled with all sorts of flowers and candy or other things that put a smile on your face! I myself am not big on valentines day but I will say this, any opportunity I get to do something awesome for my girl I try to take advantage of for sure! If you didn’t get anything special today or don’t have anyone to celebrate with than I wish you a big box of candy and your favorite stuffed animal today.lol.
I took yesterday off from working out but it wasn’t a scheduled day off. I just wasn’t feeling the gym yesterday so I shut it down and counted it as a day off. I will be attending both workout sessions today both lifting and swimming! I had to catch up on sleep yesterday and it seemed no matter how much I rested I still needed more sleep! I took 2 naps and I still could have slept more, damn I’m getting old haha! For some reason when we go swimming late at night I have trouble going to sleep. I find it weird because my body is absolutely ready for rest but my mind and soul are wide awake and I lay there just gazing into darkness! This doesn’t seem to bother my fiance’ at all because as soon as her head hits the pillow from the pool it’s a wrap! Then again she could sleep during an airshow with no earplugs while on her jammies were on fire for real! Anyway, I’ll figure this out and try to get more rest after the water workouts!
I’ve noticed a trend that since I have been tracking my calories I have been eating a little more. I’m not eating bad foods at all but I seem to be consuming bigger portions of late. The fact that I am working out more may play a part in it but it seems like I am extra hungry lately! I’ve been concentrating on getting in my healthy fats more often which usually makes me less hungry so I’m puzzled as to why I’m closer to my calories than normal. Usually, I end the week with a substantial calorie deficit but this week so far it’s fairly small. Oh well, I guess this means I just have to keep playing around with it and see what works for me.
I have to tell you all that the scale bug has caught me! Since I have gotten this thing I went from weighing in once a month to weighing once a week to wanting to weigh every day! The way I see it as long as I remember that weight fluctuations happen all the time than I should be good. typically I don’t have a weight goal I am shooting for just want to lose a certain amount of fat a month! Like about 20 pounds a month would be great! I’m an obese guy and I could have this whole weight thing under control by this time next year.lol. The cool thing is I kinda like seeing how my body reacts to certain things that I have been doing. Did you all know that when someone says that you will be heavier because your lifting weights it’s actually not true? According to several studies I’ve been researching even though muscle weighs more than fat it also burns fat! Since the amount of time for the exchange is slow acting there is little evidence that supports the scale being higher because of your lifting. I was blown away because I was told by trainers that you will gain several pounds on the scale once you start lifting weights, then it will start burning the fat and the scale will go down. I just thought that was very interesting research!
Like I wrote before I really feel like I am becoming obsessed with getting healthier. Not to the point that I’m allowing unrealistic expectation onto myself but obsessed indeed. It’s fun finding out that I have this hunger inside me that doesn’t just need cheeseburgers to fuel it. In my core, I can feel myself listening and understanding my body more than ever before! I’ve vowed to treat it better and love it more and more each day!