My nutrition has been, er let’s just call it “sub optimal” for a few weeks now. And by “sub optimal” I mean wine and Chinese food and Easter candy like a boss.
Pretty much every morning I would wake up and say, “ok today is the day I get my shit together. I can’t keep eating like this or else I’m going to start gaining weight,” but things would fall apart once I had a hard workout in the morning, arrived home starving for lunch, and raided the leftover takeout food containers.
Yeah, I know I should have just thrown the crap out and gotten it out of my house, but that’s such a waste, no?
So here’s the good news. It’s not like I’ve done so much damage that I’m back to where I started. I’m up a few pounds and feeling more fluffy than I have in months around my middle, but I’ve done a great job with meal prep this week and have actually given myself the tools for success.
What’s more, I’ve been working out like a freaking beast. Other than taking a few days off last week to let my body recover from everything I’ve been putting it through, I’ve been extremely consistent and am seeing some darn heavy weight come off the ground on all of my lifts.
Today I took progress pictures just to gauge where I’m at, and honestly in part to make myself feel better that I haven’t completely ballooned up. I mean, it’s not like I can actually see the jelly beans hanging off my thighs or anything.
But I noticed something surprising in my pics.
Whereas when I first started this weight loss journey, I was eating at a pretty solid calorie deficit to help my body to shed fat, over these past few weeks I’ve been eating at a pretty even calorie balance, and some days in surplus.
And let me tell you, I’ve got GAINZ. Like for real. My arms are looking jacked, and my booty is more HELLO than I’ve ever seen it.
So not all is lost with my junk food binge. Yeah, it’s time to stop putting crap in my body and get my pie hole under control, but putting on a little muscle in the process was a surprising and not entirely unwelcome side effect.
How is your nutrition going lately readers? Anyone want to be accountable with me and get yourself back on track?