Let's pretend I didn't look at the scale and see a higher number today, okay? Then I can write the post I planned on prior to that moment. But before I "ignore" the number virtually, let me tell you my reply was "Oh, no I don't think so!"; as in, "I know I woke up feeling swollen in my abdomen, which is normal after a day of the HIIT classes, but we are going to be careful with the food so that we don't see that number again. " It was up about 2 pounds higher than I've ever seen.
TOM is visiting and we all know what that causes. I've also noticed up to 24 hours after my weight interval classes I can be swollen in my abdominal area (dr said that would be normal for up to a year) and I know even though I've indulged as normal during PMS I have not eaten 7,000-1050 calories extra in the last couple days to see that kind of a gain.
So, I'm going to be honest about it on here, but I'm also going to not let it do anything more than motivate me to be careful.
And being careful leads me to what I originally planned on writing about today....
I have a new workout buddy for the summer. We may not always get to go to the gym together like we did today, but my daughter has joined cross country and will be working out daily between running at practice and going with me to the gym.
She wants to try the classes I take, but days like today when there isn't a class that fit my busy day we will do cardio. She hopped on the bike and I did the Arc Trainer.
After my vexing peek at the scale today I wasn't motivated at all to exercise. Even as I was working out I was thinking, "Really?!? It seems it is not as easy to lose this weight as it was even five years ago. Is it hormones?!? Did I get used to eating like I could/did when I was training for the half marathon?!?!"
I didn't voice any of this to my daughter and when we were done she commented, "That felt good! I'm glad we went."
When I stop and think about it, it's a miracle that I am a mom who will be exercising with her daughter. It's a miracle that I'm telling her, "After we run this errand we can go to the gym tomorrow morning if you want." and it's not "I can drop you off at the gym."
Some days this food-maintenance-need to lose a bit again-phase of my life right now seems so vexing, but then I remind myself that I have changed and there is hope to keep it in control. And this summer, with my workout buddy to keep me accountable and motivated me I know I'll be fine. :)