It's been a bit quiet around here for the past few weeks and honestly, I'm ok with that. I reached out to my FitBloggin tribe and said I've been feeling like I'm in a blogging rut. The consensus was to take a break until I felt like I had something I wanted to say.
I still don't know how often I'm going to post, but today's post is here in an effort to make myself accountable to something. As you can see from this little measurement comparison, I have not done very well on the "let's not gain all the weight after your marathon" plan because I really didn't have a plan.
I tracked my food here and there on My Fitness Pal and I've been working out a lot (usually 4 strength workouts plus 6 cardio per week) but my weight just keeps going up and my pants keep feeling smaller - an not in a good way.
I've been looking into Whole30 (too restrictive to attempt with my family) and getting back to more Paleo-ish (also too restrictive because I miss eating grains). I've also talked to a number of friends who are gung-ho in Shakeology and the 21 Day Fix. Even with all the "sales", it's more than I wanted to spend on workouts I would not want to do because I hate doing DVDs and the shakes I've tried I haven't liked.
So, I'm compromising in an effort to get a fresh start and get back on track. I've decided to follow the portion sizes of the 21 Day Fix eating plan (google it and you'll find the container sizes as well as how many of each you get for your calorie range). I'm also still tracking in MFP because I'm curious how it really comes out calorie-wise.
Anyhoo, I took some "before" pics this morning that will probably never see the light of day or this page because no one needs to see me in a hot pink bikini looking like a chubby Casper, but at least I'll have something to compare with in 3 weeks.
Now I'm off to eat my lunch and get dinner going in the crockpot. Happy Monday, friends!