So... it's been a week, in more ways than one. I've stuck to my goals of eating plant based for the most part, but did not stick to the plan of working out every day. Or even most days, honestly. I just didn't feel like it, and decided to listen to my body and do what felt right which was less traditional workouts and more walking. I've been under a lot of stress trying to get some new classes off the ground and apparently I go into ostrich mode when stressed and stick my head in the ground to pretend that things don't exist. **EYE ROLL** Add that one to the list of behaviors to change. I DID stick to writing in my Fitness Journal every day, and that's something I'm REALLY proud of. I've been tracking my workouts (or lack there of), sleep, water consumption, food consumption (without judgement, just writing everything down) and a general journal space to write how I'm feeling throughout the day (if I'm bloated, BM, mood shifts, etc) and I can definitely start to see trends which is really exciting! I've also been loosely tracking some metrics, to see if the hard data backs up the changes I'm feeling (or hope to feel) in my body. I'm long past having the number on a scale dictate my self worth, but I'm curious to see if the numbers move at all with body composition changes. That being said, here are the numbers:
Starting Weight / Body Fat % / Muscle Mass % as of 8/30: 146.6 lbs / 26.5% / 42.8%
Weight / Body Fat % / Muscle Mass % as of 9/6: 146.4 / 26.4% / 42.9%
Change: [-.1 / .1 / -.2]
I'll probably end up putting this in an Excel document at some point so it can look prettier, but even with only getting one workout in and walking a ton, the numbers moved a tiny bit. Abs really are made in the kitchen people!
I have a plan in place for my workouts this week, and am going to prep some easy grab and go meals because, life; so I'm hoping for some more movement in the data next week. I really, really, really don't want start counting macros because it makes me crazy, so hopefully adding some more strength training in will help. Overall, I'm feeling much more pumped and secure in my plan/goals for this week. Time to crush it!