It was a frustrating week. I know everyone is like well maintaining is better than gaining, which I agree is true, but I don’t have a problem gaining weight so for me to stay the same is not good, it’s nothing different. I’ve maintained my chubby weight while exercising consistently for 2 years. I’d been doing really good with eating but this past week I was really craving junk and I felt way hungrier than normal. And of course I gave into my cravings and ‘hunger’. It’s not like I don’t eat junk when I’m doing ‘good’ either it’s that I was eating way more than one serving I was eating many servings. I’m hoping it has to do with hormones and lady times but regardless that’s two weeks of nothing and even if it is hormones I can’ do that every month. It’s about better choices right?
So on top of my crap eating my ankle has hurt for 2-3 weeks now but last week it hurt alot, my trainer said no to running but even biking or swimming had me hobbling and icing and popping ibuprofen. So I haven’t been getting the same intensity of workouts as normal. I guess with my lower exercise and higher food intake it’s pretty amazing that I didn’t gain more this week. My trainer and I think my ankle thing is just from weakness so I’m going to just work out hard and ice it and take ibuprofen and hope to strengthen it, that’s worked the last couple days so we will see.
I’m 5’5 but have a small frame
Calories ave. 1723 cal (1600 cal)
Carb ave. g 159 (200g) even when I over eat I can’t get my carb proportion high enough
Protein ave. 84 g (70g)
Fat ave. g 84 (58)
(goals are in the parenthesis)
W Strength and Conditioning class at WMI
H rested my ankle
F Biked 40 minutes
S Biked 30 minutes swam 20 minutes
S Day Off
M WMI Games
T Athletic Training/Boot Camp
(the chart is my food log, yup every little thing I put in my mouth. If you click on it it’ll get bigger, you can click on it twice to make it legible)
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I’m sorry about your ankle! Maybe you could do some floor exercises? My favorite is to do chest flies on the floor. You lay on your back with your knees up and you hold on to your weights (I started with 3lbs each and am at 8lbs each now) and bring them up over your chest and then back down to the floor and repeat. I also like doing cross punches (standing still, knees slightly bent, you punch across your body) with my weights. It’s really good cardio, but the added weight helps burn some extra calories.
I learned those 2 from Jillian Michaels, haha. They’re my favorite 2 from her 30 Day Shred video.
Hope your ankle improves! I think with hormones/injury you’re doing great. Have you ever heard of Egoscue exercises? I have this book and whenever I’m having recurring problems with something, the exercises in it really help.
haha, how’d you get the wrong linky up there? That one’s from like 3 weeks ago. :)
thanks dani, I was wondering how so many people signed up in the time I just added to the linky duh haha. I was doing weight stuff already it’s just when I did more repetative/pounding cardio stuff it would ache after but I think i’ve just accepted that I’m going to ice for a while.
Gabriel that book sounds super interesting, I think that’s the kind of thing that would probably help I’m for sure going to check it out
Sarah Halstead says
Sorry on the no weight loss. Hope your ankle feels better soon. I had no excuses. I was just craving junk food like a mad woman. Good luck on losing weight next week.
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