So onto this week's weigh in! I wasn't surprised at all.
Weight: 262.8 lbs
Week Change: +0.7 lbs
Total Change: +0.2 lbs
Pounds to Goal: 117.8
I have a plan but I'm having trouble implementing it. My plan isn't all kinds of crazy. It's to do yoga twice a day and walk Noel daily. Three sessions of cardio a week, three sessions of strength training a week and one rest day. For eating it's to maintain a negative net of calories every day. While I'm struggling over whether to schedule my rest days or just take them when I feel the need, that's not the problem I'm having.
The way I see it I can implement this one of three ways. I've been trying to dive in completely and do both the exercise and the calories. But I'm getting overwhelmed and am struggling to maintain it for multiple days. So that's not working for me. The other two ways are to implement exercise first and calories later, or to start with the calories first and the exercise later. I've read books arguing for instituting the exercise first but I've also read books saying that the calories need to come first. So I'm not sure which to do.
When I lost weight before, it just happened. I didn't have to put much effort into it. I went from having constant access to food to having limited access so my calorie count went down naturally. I was on my feet and active through the work day and would stop at the gym to relieve the stress from work on my way home.
I'm thinking that I'm going to try concentrating on just the exercise this next week. It's generally easier for me to control myself calorie wise than it is to motivate myself to do the exercise every day. I'll be really diligent about making sure that I get in all the exercise and just leave the calories alone until next week.Then my biggest problem is figuring out what to do about the rest day. Do I schedule it? Or wait till I'm tired and feel the need for one?