Slow steps

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I'm not one of those people who goes on a fitness kick to drop as much weight as possible. I have been more focused on adding muscle than I have been on dropping pounds, so my fat loss has been slow at best. This would drive some people crazy. Let me tell you, it hasn't been easy to see the scale move as slowly as it has, but I love knowing that I am doing this the right way. There are some weeks when the scale doesn't budge, or even goes up a few pounds. I used to stress over such things, but now that I am seeing a change in my overall physique (hello biceps & triceps!) I don't mind the slow progression.

Despite what I just said, things have been picking up for me. Working on my feet for most of the week helps a great deal in the way of fat loss. If you don't have a physically demanding job, I highly suggest getting involved with your community. There are plenty of volunteer jobs that require you to move. Check out your local chamber of commerce for ideas.

 

What non-scale related changes motivate you?

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2 comments

  1. Being more active and walking around all day will definitely speed up the loss. I sit at a desk all day but I also get up and walk a lot to the printer, etc. I walk almost 2 miles to get to work in the AM and when the weather is nice I walk at lunch time.

    My weight loss was fast at first and then it slowed down immensely. It's hard not getting discouraged when you don't see a change for weeks on end but keep at it!

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  2. That is awesome that you have time to take a walk at lunch. By the time I take a break I am ready to sit down for a few.

    As for the slow loss, I finally learned to appreciate the physical changes instead of focusing on the scale. The muscle stalls my weight loss from time to time, but it is definitely worth it.

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