I think I may have overdone it. I went to the gym at 4:30AM yesterday morning and did leg weights, 15 minutes on the Precor, and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Then last night I went to a Yoga Fit class. It was a HARD class. Who knew that stretching could make you feel so horrible the next day. Then, this morning, at 4:30AM I went to the gym and did 50 minutes of cardio (alternating walking 5 minutes and running 5 minutes). By 3PM today I was feeling pretty checked out. Maybe if I get into the habit of doing this weekly, though, I’ll get used to it, and I’ll be able to fully contribute at my job all the way until 5PM.
Despite my increased level of activity, I haven’t lost any weight. I was up to 150 this Fall, and I’ve moderated now at 147, which is the weight I’ve been for ages. I have a hard time dipping below that threshold though. Just when I start to feel thin and vibrant, I’m sidelined by PMS. All my clothes feel tight, and I feel gross. That lasts for like for 10 days, so 1/3 of the month. Totally unfair.
On a bright note, I read today that having a big bum, hips, and thighs is “healthy.” Yes, it’s true. I read it right here. I have lots of “slower burning hip fat” which is a good thing, according to Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos. So, what I’m taking away from this article is that my body is totally fine the way it is – all 147 pounds of it. I’m still going to work out though. It does really make me happier. It makes me feel superior to non-exercisers too, which is nice. Yes, I’m a bad person – a bad person with good fat.