Dec 17, 2009
“Hitting a Wall”
They say it always happens --- It does! My body finally realized what I was doing, and I hit my plateau- and pretty strongly at that! For roughly 10 days, I did not gain or lose any weight. (I have attatched what my Ticker looked like. You can see from Nov 23-Dec 2 where nothing happend!) I thought that maybe I was finally gaining muscle from weight training while I was still losing fat. Thus, it basically read that I was “plateau-ing,” according to the scale. I decided that in order to get past it and see my weight drop again, I had to up my cardio and adjust what I was doing at the gym. I was running about 2 miles a day, followed by weight training, and ending with a high-impact cardio to target fat burn (I call it power minutes or power stairs). I know that may sound intense, but the scale wasn’t moving. I decided to add another mile to my run, putting me at 3 miles a day. Then, the scale moved. I am now down 29 pounds since the begining of the semester. It feels great!