About a week ago, I decided to take a break from working out for a week. It was hard, but I actually ended up hurting my knee a couple of days later, and it ended up being perfect timing to not work out, so I could work on healing myself. Here is what happened when I didn't work out...
1. Even with a hurt knee, I ended up walking a lot more than I usually do. Whether this was because I needed to get out and do something, or because I had more energy to go out, I do not know. I ended up walking 5 miles on Monday and Tuesday. Crazy.
2. The scale was supposed to move...it went below 180 for 2 days, which was nice, but it is back up again. It's kind of crazy. I was hoping I would have a scale victory with this experiment, but I didn't.
3. I didn't overeat, I ate like normal, but I don't feel as skinny and confident as I did last week. I remember going into work last week and getting complimented on losing weight and feeling really good and skinnier after my workout. Today, I look in the mirror and feel more, flabby, I think is the word I want. I don't feel as good as I did last week.
Putting all this together, I think the only plus side was that I walked more, and got my knee to heal. I am getting back to working out ASAP. Besides the mental health part, where I just LOVE being in my home gym, the pluses didn't outweigh the negatives in my little experiment. Back to working out in the AM!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.