Gained .2 KG On Third Day Of Split Workouts; Still Good Overall

Day 248

Starting Weight: 75.6 kg
Ending Weight: 75.8 kg

Today has gotten off to a rough start. Although not a cheat day, I felt hungrier than usual. So while I was trying to stick to a balanced diet, my overall food intake was probably too high.

At about 6:30 in the evening, I weighed in at about 77.8 kg. That was even more than the amount I was at (77.7) before last night’s run. However, there is still some time before my run. I expect to start my evening exercise session at around 8:30 or 9 at night. So it’s possible that I could drop below 77.7 by that time. However, because I actually lost .2 kg yesterday, I would need to be 77.5 to be on par with yesterday’s pre-exercise weight.

I am pretty much done with food for the day but might have a very small amount after the evening jog. So my results still could possibly be good. It’s going to depend on how much I lose overnight.

From a start of 77.6, I dropped to 76.7 kg for the evening run, which was 60 minutes. I then had some water and a snack that was so small that would barely even register on the scale. That put me at about 77.1 kg, with almost all of that post-run weight increase coming from water.

I suppose I will drop quite a bit overnight since a good deal of it is water. But I likely will not drop enough to avoid a weight gain without running for 30 minutes or so. That decision will be made in the morning when I assess how much I need to lose to break even. A loss is not likely at this point, which is fine because I have lost plenty of weight the last 2 days. That trend won’t continue day after day, as that would not be normal since the body always readjusts back up sometimes (at least in my Pentamize tracking experience).

After doing a pretty slow run for 30 minutes in the morning, I lost .3 kg, down from the 76.1 that I had dropped to overnight. The drop overnight saved me from a really bad day. And while the 30-minute running session helped, I did still gain .2 kg by the end of this period. Although I possibly ate a little too much, you also have to consider that the last 2 days were excellent. So a day of small weight gain was bound to occur eventually. And .2 kg is a small gain that appears to be within the range of normal for this situation.

Over 3 straight days of split workouts, I have lost .3 kg overall. That is a decent average weight loss of .1 kg per day. Now, keep in mind that I am in maintenance mode because I don’t have much else to lose. So the results might be a whole lot better for someone who still has a great deal of amount to lose and is in full mode. At my weight, it is actually difficult to produce several days of large weight loss. But in full mode, I was losing well over 2 pounds per week and close to 3 pounds for several months. Thus, don’t take my numbers here too seriously. Everyone is going to achieve different results, and it will be based on a variety of factors.

The main takeaway for you should be that split workouts can be good for you if you want to avoid an extremely long single daily workout, want to have more control over your weight loss, and if you have the type of schedule that can accommodate two workouts in a day. But even if you have a schedule that makes it difficult, you could try out some split workouts on your off days so you can test and see what kind of results you get.

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