Body For Life, Week #4: I’m Out.

Body recomposition is a noble goal.

However, it is no longer a goal of mine. Not a primary goal, anyway.

Matter of fact, I think I’m going to take a breather from attempting active weight loss for a while. I’ll still “eat right,” which is to say that I’ll be eating four or five meals a day, each with an element of protein and healthy carbohydrate, and I’ll avoid sugars and other undesirable carbs, and I’ll drink between 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. I just won’t be following a specific regimen for the time being.

As far as exercise goes, I’m going to wait until I figure out my aikido schedule before I start working out at home again. Aikido seems to be a great lower body workout, and a decent cardio workout, as well (for now). First, I need to determine how sore I’ll be for how long after each class, and whether I can manage both Mondays and Wednesdays or whether I’ll have to choose one or the other, then I’ll plan out some upper body and NordicTrack training schedules at home.

I think my weight is fluctuating due to my swollen muscles, possibly. I think that’s how it works, anyway. At any rate, the morning after the first day I went to aikido, my weight had been down almost to the pre-Japan-trip mark. Granted, I lost my lunch during class, and didn’t eat dinner after, so that could have something to do with it. The following day, I jumped up by a staggering five pounds in one day, back up about the 200-mark. Then, the next day, I gained another two pounds. I’ve been steadily losing again since, but it’s mighty frustrating to be eating right and exercising and not seeing the results I’d like, as fast as I’d like.

So, I need some time to regroup. I have some other things to focus on, and BFL is just going to have to wait. For now, my exercise regimen is aikido, my other main focus is job-hunting, and I deal with other issues as they arise.

(Like tonight’s issue of the Googlebot using up all of the LSM site’s remaining bandwidth for the month in one fell swoop. Thanks, Google. *sigh*)

Time to turn off the computer and start winding down for the night. I’m going to crash good tonight.