Update: 3 weeks of doing....Nothing
Today marks 3 weeks from my last post (my "confession" of having to decide not to do the bikini comp) and I have learned A LOT about how my body reacts to stress, food and rest more than ever. Over the past 3 weeks I have been doing a lot of "nothing" really when it comes to training. Mainly, due to my surgery 2 weeks ago, I have been walking on the treadmill a lot. Fun! ;)
Also, with the all of the holiday goodies, I'm not going to lie, I have been eating my fair share of cookies, candy and ice cream.
With all of that said, I'm happy to say I'm actually down 6 pounds from 3 weeks ago.
How am I eating "junk" (not all the time mind you) and barely doing any sort of exercise, yet losing weight?
Simple...over the past 3 weeks I have been taking a lot of stress off my body.
I can't tell you how important resting your body from not only physical stress (training and dieting) but also from mental stress, can help you reach your fat loss goals.
Actually...I can. LOL That is what my next post will be all about. And how you can measure this stress.
Now obviously I cannot keep eating the way I have been and ONLY walking on the treadmill forever and believe I will get the results I am looking for. But, for the rest of this week, I will be.
One of the tools I have used to "de-stress" my body is Bioforce HRV. It's been a huge help and I wish I would have started using it earlier. Check back on Friday and I'll explain how I have used it to monitor my stress levels and loss body fat.