I started going to the gym at the beginning of July. Prior to that I mainly ran every other day, three miles or so. The scale wasn’t moving, my legs looked okay, but not as toned as I’d like them to. I started the 30 Day Shred which had given me awesome results before, but nothing this time. Now I go to the gym every week day and do cardio/HIIT for a warm-up and then weights. I’ve gained five pounds. What the duck?
It’s frustrating. My body has changed and I’ve toned up in some areas, but I haven’t slimmed down at all. I’ve gained weight. And I mean, yeah, it’s still pretty awesome because my legs used to be one of the things I was super self conscious about and now I live in shorts, but still. Frustrating. I feel like I eat less than I used to. I got tired of logging shit on myfitnesspal every time I ate so I don’t know for sure anymore. And I mean, I know I can cut down on the snacking and late eating, and once I go back to work that’ll hopefully be easier, but ohmygosh why can’t I just drop a few pounds???
Don’t get me wrong. I have some new found confidence. Hell, I even bought a crop top to wear with a high-waisted skirt the other day. I feel stronger. I look better. But my mid-section is killing my vibe, yo. Maybe I should give up dairy? I feel bloated all the damn time. It sucks. So the new realization is that my diet sucks. I swear I could eat nothing but salads all damn day and still feel sick and bloated afterwards. So what do I eat?! Ugh.