Friday, December 7, 2012

1 month - No Exercise

I didn't really plan this but it just happened.  Hurricane Sandy handed me a week of high winds and cold weather.  I figured a week off was due since I've been hard at it since June.  1 week lead into 2 with the cold weather.  I attempted to jog once when it was in the 40's which was fine was running but holy hell it got cold fast on my cool down.  I ran a 5K that weekend but other then those 2 days, that was it.  After 2 weeks of basically no exercise, I figured lets wait this out for a few more weeks.  I wanted to see if the exercise was the key in my weight loss/maintenance or the amount of calories I was eating.

I am happy to report, 4 weeks later, my weight basically remained the same.  TBH I was very pleased with the results.  It showed me that I can live this lifestyle without exercise and not balloon back to 300+ lbs.  So what does this tell me?  I can miss a day or 2 of exercise without huge repercussions.  It also shows that just diet alone you can still succeed in your weight loss (which I did in my first diet before my wedding).  I don't recommend that route (I can't wait for it to get warmer to get back out there) but missing a day isn't the end of the world.

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