The unforgivable truth: in 4 years at my current job I gained 50 lbs. I am now 207lbs, up from 167 in June 2015. And all the while I’ve been exercising daily …. For somebody my size (I am 5’7 and stocky) this kind of weight is incredibly unhealthy – I estimate my ideal range between 165 and 185 give or take given my muscle mass.
“But you’re exercising! There must be something you’re doing wrong at the gym!” well not really except that for workouts to be effective they need to be incredibly focused and high intensity but the dirty secret that any person who’s serious about fitness will always tell you ….
… is most important for me (and I am pretty sure everyone that’s human aka not the photoshopped bodies you constantly see on Instagram) it’s both nutrition and weight tracking that have gone out of wack, I can’t see one going without the other, and any strict gym and exercise regime won’t get anywhere if the nutrition isn’t equally focused and disciplined.
work stress …
… equals total nutrition derailment. Office politics and evil people at work result in coping mechanisms that almost inevitably involve fattening comfort foods.
So what do I do now?
Get back to a healthy weight! That’s about 20lbs to get rid of to start with. At a healthly rate of 2lbs a week, thinking of potential plateaus, I hereby declare the next 12 weeks as my detox-and-get-back-on-track trimester.
It’s a long and lonely journey, I should get back to healthy range sometime in June. I do prefer to be smaller. Obviously difficult to maintain!
@philippemora > I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate.
Weights, Track, music, PLACEs. Always be kind and passionate.