- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I’ve always liked my body- I have worked out my whole life (mostly cardio but do light weights too). I’m 5’2 and usually weigh around 117-120. Wear pants size 3-5. I’ve always had an athletic build….
This past summer a friend talked me into joining a crossfit gym. I loved it. It was a lot more weight lifting than I usually do, though. I usually don’t lift a lot of weights because, well, i gain muscle VERY easily. As a girl, I don’t want to be super muscular, and I don’t like to have “beefy” looking arms or legs. I like looking lean and girly. When i started crossfit, i was 16.6% body fat (tested in one of those water tanks). So, as you can see, I didn’t have hardly any fat to lose….so what happened with crossfit? You can guess…I just gained muscle. A lot of muscle. My thighs got thicker. My arms got thicker. To the point where my clothes woulnd’t fit anymore because I got so much “thicker”. This was upsetting to me, because I don’t want to be super muscular and bulky. Also, my weight went up to 134.
So, I stopped going to crossfit in November, 2013. I wanted to get back to my “pre-crossfit body” before the wedding. I took Nov and Dec off of working out…usually that is enough to shrink my body back down. Didn’t work. So in Jan, I started the 30-day advocare challenge. The meal replacement shakes, the whole deal, while exercising (cardio). Getting frustrated, of seeing no results, I kicked it into high gear about 30 days ago. I’ve switched over to the IdealShape meal replacement shakes which I usually do for breakkfast, and have been eating mainly veggies and lean meats for the other meals. I’ve been working out a LOT. like a lot a lot. Running 3+ miles every day (at about 26-27 minutes), biking for 30-60 minutes, plus ab workouts and light weight workouts. Probably putting in a solid hour of cardio/working out at the gym each day.
And I eat fairly healthy – i drink a TON of water, veggies and meats, hardly any sweets…I don’t eat gluten or wheat, no pasta….I used to eat out prolly 5x a week even at my pre-crossfit body but have cut that down to 2x a week (no fast food…usually sushi or steak or something nice when i eat out). I’ve never counted calories but I’ve been counting calories the past 30 days b/c ive been freaking out about being thicker than I usually am for all my millions of wedding pics….been at 1,200 calories each day, which in theory should lose me 2 pounds a week, right??
Went to the doctor yesterday for a checkup..yup. 134 pounds. absolutley NO difference. What am I doing wrong?? Now my wedding is 2 weeks away. I don’t know if i can be eating any healthier or working out any harder. I’m FREAKING OUT. And its not just what the scale says- my pants STILL don’t fit, my arms still LOOK thick.
What am I doing wrong?? I know its prolly too late to do anything for the wedding, which makes me SOO sad. I feel like I know a lot about health and fitness, but for some reason I’m not getting any results.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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