End of week #8 and time for another month balance.
This week my results were really far from what I expected. I was expecting a result similar with the ones from the last weeks but instead of that I only lost 0,7 kgs (1,5 lbs). It is still good, every week that my weight drops is another week that gets me closer to my goal but I can't shake the feeling of wanting more.
Basically my result was only half of what I was expecting for this week. I have been thinking about the reason why this happen. My diet has been pretty much the same for the last weeks and I'm really strict with it, I write down everything I eat and I know exactly how much calories and macro nutrients I'm getting so I don't think the problem lies on my diet.
Possible reasons I see for this results: I have been doing much more weight exercises now, only did cardio once this last week. Maybe this has lower a little my metabolic rate, still, even with a coefficient of sedentary I should have lost more than just 0,7 kgs. Another reason I see is that maybe the fact that I'm doing more weights now is forcing my body to hold more water because the muscles need water to grow. I also rested less this week, only slept 5 hours today for example, I know I should rest more but sometimes there are situations in our lives that just don't allow us to sleep more and I'm OK with that although my body probably isn't. I also read in the past that when people are gaining muscle while losing weight, the weight losses are smaller than if you didn't do it so that might be another reason although I don't really understand this concept very clearly yet. Maybe it's just a combination of a little of all those reasons I said and some more I don't see.
I'll have to wait for the next week results to get more conclusive answers. If the results don't get back to what I'm expecting to get maybe I missed something important in my diet, if the results stabilize again, as I expect they should, then probably it was just water retention or something like that. I'll have to wait and see.
I'm loving doing more weight exercises now but I'll try to do more cardio this next week, maybe just 15 minutes after each muscle training session would be enough to get results from it. I'll try it.
Anyway.. it was still a good 2nd month. My weight dropped 5,23% with a total of 5,8 kgs (12,8 lbs) which makes a total of 14 kgs (30,9 lbs) so far.
See ya next week.
I wasn't really sure what would be my weight this week. This week I did much less cardio than normal, and much more weight exercises. For some reason, maybe because of the weight exercises I actually felt "thicker" this week, usually I feel lighter but not this week so I was really unsure of the result I was going to get.
I'm much more tired that normal. My quadriceps are really sore, yesterday I got my Irongym pullup machine so I wanted to try it out. I'm still too heavy and lack the strength to pull myself up so I'm using a chair to back me up (I learned this on a youtube video), it may sound as cheating but it actually isn't because you still get pretty tired and you actually push your upperbody muscles if you do it properly. After a couple of reps I really felt my quadriceps telling me to stop, even tho I was making much more pressure on my upper body. My back hurts, my biceps hurt (did bicep training yesterday) and my forearms are also sore, so today I'll probably just rest and don't workout at all. I have been doing workout six days per week for the last five weeks, for someone that didn't use to do any workout, it's tough.
Anyway, so about my weight check. I drop another 1,9 kgs (4,2 lbs) making a total of 10,2 kgs (22,5 lbs) since I started this journey. Still a long way to go but quite happy about it taking in account that it has been only 5 weeks. Physically I feel great, never had so much energy. I'm not actually really tired, I wish I could keep going with my training everyday, but my muscles are sore, I need to learn my limits and keep in mind that rest is also important for muscle building.
I'm happy with my current training, I have been increasing weight exercises and decreasing the cardio. I still love cardio and want to continue with it at least twice a week, even more if I feel like it. My cardio has been usually power walking or running on a trendmill but I have started rope jumping because it is something I have always loved to do.
Well, I think that is it for now. To be continued...