Before we get to the results of the weigh in, I’d like to share with you how these two weeks have been.
Week One: 4/17 – 4/23
This week was all about establishing a weekly schedule of runs, gym workouts, etc. I hit all of my workouts and runs. I have been keeping a journal of all my runs, gym workouts for the entire week. I felt rushed to get the workouts done, and I do not like that feeling of being rushed. That is something that needs to be taken into consideration when planning out my week.
Week Two: 4/24 – 4/30
This week was not a good week. I got all my gym workouts in, skipped two runs. I could feel pain in my knee and upper calf, it felt better to rest it. I discovered that Sunday’s are gonna be a difficult day for me. I usually feel tired by early afternoon, and just want to rest, next week I’m gonna get up early in the morning to workout and run. I’m gonna see how well this works out for me. Even though I skipped two runs, I did extremely well this week with hitting all workouts.
I must admit, I was a little nervous, but not as I was in previous challenges. I was letting what people were saying influence how I felt, which made me unhappy with myself. That was a major mistake I made, and it is a mistake I will never make again. It something I should have never allowed to happen, but lesson learned. Ok, onto the results.
Turns out I had every reason in the world to be nervous. I was not happy with the results. My muscle is continuing to grow, which is good. However, my body fat went up slightly, and I gained two pounds. Now I’m understanding the frustration with this. I seriously ate clean for two weeks, no energy drinks, no junk food, drinking slightly more than half my weight in ounces of water, carbs only in the morning (if I have carbs), upped protein, meal prepped, amd I get these results.
I don’t understand why, all I truly understand, and what I’ve always understood is the frustration of doing everything right with no results. At this point I’ve accepted that my weight will not be coming down, my body fat will not come down. It’s time to just do this to get back in shape and keep fit. I’ll finish this challenge, but the results are meaningless. It’s time to say f**k it, and let my body come into its own, naturally.
Moving forward from the results, I’m gonna keep working out, and running.