Why did I change it up?

I have been thinking the past few days about, “WHY I changed the way I was working out and eating?” over the last several months.  I have seen unfavorable results for the most part.  Granted, I HAVE put on the muscle I wanted to add, and that makes sense, because I have been training that way.  BUT, I wasn’t really finished losing fat.  So, as many of you know, I read, study, or try every workout and fat-loss method out there.  Now, realize, I am not talking about fad diets or magic potions or junk like that, I am talking about the different methods of eating and training for fat loss AND building strong, lean muscle.  I had adapted my own way of doing things, taking this point from one method and that point from another method, and I combined what WORKED for me and I had hit my lowest weight in my adult life!  And for some reason, I decided to go out looking for something “better”.  WHY?

Well, those of you whom I will help by coaching or training or even just reading over what I have to share, can thank me later:)  LOL!  Because basically, I now realize that I have been my own guinea pig for the last 8-10 months finding out what did benefit me, and some that obviously did NOT!

As I said, I know some of the weight I have put on is muscle, because my BF% has stayed the same, and that the scale is NOT the only tool that signals health, but as a person who has lived their whole life overweight, that scale number is still scary.  BUT!  I will now get to my point.  All the “different” ways I tried to eat, eating ONLY things that were on a “diet”, only sent me back to my OLD WAYS before I started my journey!  I would either get bored, or start craving things that I “couldn’t” have, and then would end up either overeating, or eating things that would BLOW that particular diet and make me feel like a failure!

SO….I am done searching!  I am going back to MY WAY, which is what I will share from now on, and stop trying to re-invent the wheel.

This also goes for exercise!  I have been strictly lifting in a certain way, and though I did get some GREAT muscle gains, my strength seems “off”.   I LOVE Dr Jim Stoppani, and he calls what I used to do cardio-acceleration.  Some call it Interval Training.  Some call it a form of HIIT training.  Whatever you want to call it, it is what works to burn off the fat and I am going to prove it once and for all to myself. Starting Monday, for the next 12 weeks, I am going to see exactly what kind of gains(or losses) I can make by just doing the workouts that design for myself and eat the way I ate for the 18 months during weight loss and my “non-struggling” 18 months of maintenance.  I will blog about it, document it ALL in my journals, and if all goes as I EXPECT it too, I will know for sure that it is the correct way to go forward with coaching.

That is all for now.  Stay tuned and I will try to post more often to keep everyone up to date with how things are going.  Thank you all for your continued support!



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