BodyFat Measure January 2, 2021: The Hungries Are Back
Saturday, January 02, 2021
Have found a really good Kickboxing/Kettlebell/HIIT video. The pace is good and the moves are basic. I've been moving up a few minutes a day. Her Kettlebell exercises are all lower body (squats, deadlifts, and swings), so on alternate days I substitute them with upper body ones (rows, shoulder raises and halos). I wash that down with a few Pilates style core exercises a few times a week.
Am already seeing some good physical improvement in the two weeks since hitting goal weight. Definitely more muscles in the upper body, the abs and the legs.
With that though comes......
I know from experience that whenever I start exercising more heavily either more intense cardio or different strength training, that the appetite goes through the roof. Every other time this has happened I've been at the 210-220 mark so a 5000+ calorie day puts a pound or two on, but just that.
This past Wednesday I ate 10 chicken-wings and was again starving literally 15 minutes later. This was not some bread and sugar snack followed my mindless mood eating. This was 800 calories (60 grams of protein) with the stomach already full hunger-grumble.
This time starting at a much lower weight, yeah. I've gained a lot of weight in the last 2 weeks. This is why once I went below 200, I decided to hit goal weight before starting to exercise more heavily.
I've noticed in the past day or two that the hunger level is starting to go down (par for the course), but that's why the blogs will not include weight at this point, just body fat percentage. I accepted that this was most likely going to be the case and stand by the decision.
Are there food(s) that I could or should be eating that would keep the constant "can eat a horse" feeling at bay?
05 December -- 22%
12 December -- 20%
19 December -- 21%
26 December -- 21%
02 January -- 22%
Probably need to at least come up with some accompanying metrics. The number does not reflect the progress made on the exercise front.
If you were facing a goal that was a little more spiritual/qualitative in nature where the numeric measurement was going to be a bit of a bother (to put it nicely), how would you handle it? Have you or anyone you known hit a goal weight and started going after something like bodyfat percentage or some other goal?
- TD Out!