Well here I sit….I am at a plateau. I am calling it that because in a way I am. I have not lost anymore weight. But I don’t know if I can really call it that due to I have lost an inch off of my backside. I know the reason I have not lost weight. I have been doing more “muscle exercises” then just basic exercises. I went back to lifting light weights and I believe that has affected my weight. I know it will balance out in the end. I just have to keep doing. I see the difference in my pants. The waist on my pants has more room in them…so I know something is changing. It is just a matter of time. I will get there I know I will!!
As I said last week, hubby has joined me in my exercise endeavors. He has started toning his muscles with free weights. He has even told me that his elbow, which he has been having issues with, is feeling better and has more movement without pain. That is an amazing thing for him. He was afraid that eventually he would have to go have surgery on it. At least this will put that off a little longer 🙂
Here is to week 7!! I have stayed pretty much at the same weight as last week but the difference is I have started light strength training to couple with my Gazelle. When I was younger (geez that sounds like I am ancient), I used to do light weight lifting. Not only that but I used to help my dad in his tire shop to move tires, clean out the bays, and help load his truck…anything that my brother was not able to do I helped with. When I look back at my younger self I realize the one big thing that changed in my life was I no longer did as much strength training as I did when I was younger. I used lift dumbbells when I was not lifting tires :). It was a huge thing and I never realized how much. So in changing my lifestyle choices that include my eating and exercising, I am going to add some light strength training to my routine. I know adding this kind of exercise probably will not allow me to lose weight as quickly (muscle weighs more then fat) but I believe this is a better route to go especially as I am getting older. I need that extra protection in muscle mass to prevent major issues.
So here I am now. I am not excited about my weight but you know what I am not going to focus strictly on my number although it is important and I am going to lose the weight I want. I am going to focus instead on building my strength, endurance, and well being. Because my health is more important and the changes I make now will show the end results I want.