- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
Hello ladies. I’m getting super frustrated with this whole diet/working out thing and I feel like completely giving up!
Backstory: I’m going to be 23 this Saturday and i’m 5’9. Like 4 years back I lost about 25 pounds. I went from about 160 to 135 and for about a year I stayed in between 135 and 140 all the time. It was wonderful. Then I had surgery, got out of the habit of working out during my recovery, and started eating not so healthy at all times. I eventually got back up to around 155 before I was completely fed up with it and needed to change.
So, for the past two and a half months i’ve been eating so much better (not perfect ALL THE TIME, but 80% of it) and working out a lot. My workout schedule is this
Monday- Hour of cardio, or hour long kickboxing class
Tuesday- Bodypump (1hour), spin class (1hour)
Wednesday- sometimes a rest day, if not, one hour of cardio
Thursday- Bodypump (1hour), spin class (1hour), and sometimes a 30 minute core class.
Friday- 45min-1hr cardio
Saturday- either a rest day, or cardio day
and not only have I not lost a single pound…I GAINED weight. I am now at 162. Everytime I get on the scale, I just want to quit. People keep trying to tell me i’m building muscle, but I was under the impression that in order for your body to build muscle, you need to be eating more calories…which I am not doing. Plus, the only change I can tell is in my arms, which is nice, but my clothes don’t fit differently in any way.
It’s not worth it to me to be spending all these evenings at the gym, preparing my lunch and snacks for work, etc. when I would much rather be relaxing with my SO and our dogs, and have nothing to show for it.
sorry this is so long, if anyone has advice i’d greatly appreciate it!!