Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Not Losing Weight From Workouts

Working out wasn't suppose to be my priority this month but, I am so happy it has become a priority! Even though I know weight-loss starts in the kitchen, my mind needed my body to get moving more this month!

I started taking outdoor walks earlier in the month as the weather started getting warmer. Then, I started trying indoor workouts through OpenFit. I found that while they are convenient, the indoor workouts are no my favorite. So then I went back to a tried and true workout - the Couch to 5K program! I am almost finished week one and I am feeling so good already - that is, until I strained a leg muscle last night. It's okay, though, it's just minor and I'm doing all the necessary things like rest, ice, and epsom salt baths.

I haven't really lost any weight from these workouts but, when it comes to working out, that's not the primary the goal for me. With running especially, the goal for me is to finish the run and reap the reward of literal easier breathing and feeling more limber (after the soreness of the run wears off, of course). 

Working out makes me feel better in the long run, and when I feel better I am apt to make better choices throughout my days. So, even though I haven't lost weight yet, I know the positive ripple affect of working out will take it's course. It's already in motion and I'm noticing more self control with my nutrition since starting the C25K program. After all, running is hard and I don't want to make it any harder with poor nutrition. I'm starting to look at food as fuel again and that's where I want to be!

1 comment:

  1. I can relate to not losing weight with workouts. But my body feels better when I do some kind of fitness thing. I just started a 30-day yoga thing, which is completely out of my comfort box as I love HIIT and strength training. But I've been kind of depressed lately and my body isn't up for jumping and strenuous things, so I thought yoga would help me move and also get more connected brain-body. Maybe after a month of it, I'll be in a better place and ready to get back to other types of workouts. Maybe not. Who knows? Good for you for figuring out what works for you - and the food relationship is so important to maintaining a healthy weight!