I gained .1 kg today. My exercise session consisted of a 60-minute run.
This is Election Day, November 8, 2016. I had a great day yesterday, losing the .8 kg that I gained the day before. Today, I am just looking to stop this crazy streak. However, 74.2 kg is a very low mark for me. And after a day of .8 kg of weight loss, it may be hard to lose again. That’s fine, particularly since I am only in maintenance phase. But I certainly don’t want to do anything stupid to make my weight shoot back up.
I decided to run for 60 minutes. It was snowing pretty hard the whole time, and the snow kept hitting my face and getting in my eyes. Nonetheless, I was able to keep going.
I had gained up to 74.9 before the afternoon workout. Then, the run dropped me to 74.2. That’s pretty good at 3:30 in the afternoon. However, after a couple more small meals and liquids, I rose to about 75.0. So I need to put the brakes on now to avoid overeating today. Maybe I will have one more small meal.
This was a little bit of a strange day after my last meal. I took a nap and then watched some election coverage. So I was off of my normal sleep pattern. After waking up late, though, I was finally down to 74.3. That was just a small weight gain on the day.
In my diet lately, I feel like I am probably eating too much meat and yogurt and not enough vegetables. It would be a good idea to have a better balance in my diet choices. Nonetheless, my main focus is on tracking how much I eat. So even if I get off balance, it doesn’t necessarily make me gain weight. However, I have discovered through experience that I seem a bit healthier by maintaining a decent amount of vegetables in my diet.
Why I Keep a Flexible Exercise Schedule
I may take a break tomorrow since I am going to stay up late tonight and watch election results. But I like to take weight loss and maintenance on a day-by-day basis. I see what the results are when weighing in in the morning. Then, I see what I need to do to get the results I need. In this case, if I end up being 74.4 or less, I will probably take a break day. But if I am 74.5 or more, I can’t afford to take a break.
The reason I maintain a flexible workout schedule like I describe above is that you just don’t know from day to day what kind of results you are going to get. I even gain weight sometimes on a 90-minute jogging day. Conversely, I have lost weight when working out only 30 minutes. Personally, the only time I almost always gain weight is when I take a break day and on cheat days.