Monday, July 5, 2010

Changes for Changes

Last week, I mentioned that I had gained a few pounds back (went from 186 to 189 for whatever reason). Well, this week, I lost 3.4 pounds which puts me at 185.6! So, I'm slightly under what I was before I had that gain! 

I'm also doing a lot better with this new phase of ChaLean Extreme. Maybe this "lean" phase is starting to pay off! As I said previously, I'm definitely looking and measuring smaller (regardless of the scale). So, I've been proud of my progress! Now, it looks like the scale is playing catch-up. :) I'm hoping that next week's weigh-in will show me a few pounds lighter and that my momentum with that will start up again. After all, I've been working hard this whole time and doing my best to stay in balance. 

One thing that I have been wondering is if I needed to back off slightly. I read that you can sometimes sabotage yourself by OVER-training. So, I didn't workout on my Friday rest day (like I often do). And, this week is going to be a busy week (birthday included!). So, I'm going to take my birthday (Wednesday) off as my rest day instead of Friday. Plus, this weekend will be filled with extra exercises because I have a lot of miscellaneous sorting/cleaning/organizing to do this weekend; so I'm sure that will take a lot out of me lol. 

If there's one thing that I should know by now, it's that the body is unpredictable. Sometimes, you think you got it figured out and that you've found some kind of "pattern" or "formula" and that it should just keep working for you. It's just not true! I'm constantly changing my nutrition and exercise to try and find a new normal. It's a pain in the butt (for sure!) but you gotta give the body changes if you want to SEE changes! Changes for changes lol. If you are intent on just staying the same, then you can't ever expect anything to be different. Why stay in a rut? Change is good! We have to adjust and adapt and learn to accept them when they come! 

Grace and peace to all of you and God bless you all!! 


Shane Gilreath said...

Change is good? Says who!!! I know what you mean and in what context you mean it, but I've never been good with it, really. Too much stress involved most times.

Melissa said...

LOL! I know that you only go for "Shane induced change" but seriously, the only thing that stays the same is that everything always changes. ;) Gotta learn to adjust and adapt, my friend! LOL Change isn't so bad (depending on the kind of change). But yeah, there is "sub text" here as well.

Shane Gilreath said...

I don't know about life seems to have stayed pretty mundane lately. In that context, I'd long for change. Definitely need a new horizon!

Melissa said...

Go for it! :)