• One Trainer’s Weight Loss Journey – Day 18

    After struggling the last several days to meet my water intake goal I thought I would try to analyze where I was slacking.  The last several nights around 8pm I have found myself with what has felt like an enormous amount of water left in my gallon jug. I have come to the conclusion what I thought was half the jug was not half but more than half.  When I fill up my Hydro Flask twice it looks like I have made great strides in my water consumption so I think I have been letting up.  In reality, there is not as much out of the jug as it appears. A little goal tweaking is in order. Today I decided to try something a little different.  I aggressively worked to get the majority of the gallon consumed before 5pm.  It worked much better.  As I write this post I don’t have much left to finish where as last night I had about 1/2 gallon left at 9pm.

    My workout today was upper body strength training.  I love working with bands.  In the training garage Bill mounted eye bolts about shoulder height and we have TRXs hanging from the ceiling on a D ring.  Using these I connected a band to the eye bolt for single arm chest flys, single arm rear flys, chest presses and rows.  I connected a band to the D ring for lat pulls then used our bench for pull overs plus band work for bicep curls and tricep pressbacks.  It felt great to be working my muscles. I am looking forward to losing the fat to reveal the muscles I develop while on this weight loss journey.  Building lean muscle revs up the metabolism and keeps it burning fat for 24-72 hours after your workout.  Strength training is a key component to losing weight during and after menopause.  We should be strength training 2-3 days a week.  Ladies this right here is the reason men are able to lose weight quicker, they have more muscle mass.  Women always respond to strength training with the same response, I don’t want to bulk up.  Unless you use some sort of hormone booster to bulk up you will not.  Women build muscle differently than men and we are not created genetically to build big muscles.  Certain body types will build larger muscles than others but still not huge.  Break out the weights and get your strength training on because muscle is what burns fat.

     

     

    Week 1 goals met…check

    Dinner goal met…check

    Exercise goal met…check

     

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