I truly meant to write this post about two days ago but well, life happened! After gaining weight this week, I’ve tried really hard not to let it get to me (but it was truly eating me alive). I met with Jackie, my amazing nutritionist, on Tuesday night and we discussed what was going on. She truly helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Since September, I’ve worked my body into a routine. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time. I worked out at the same time. My work schedule was the same. Everything was neat and orderly. Come January 7th – my entire world changed for the next six weeks.
I get up earlier now and therefore eat breakfast earlier, not to mention a different breakfast because I’m working out in the morning. My whole eating schedule is off. Further more, my work schedule was altered slightly to accommodate the training program – again throwing myself out of the norm.
Basically, my body is confused about what’s going on. This week I’ve noticed it seems to start regulating much better. Last week I was really hungry later in the day (when I normally ate a larger lunch knowing I’d be working out in the afternoon). Those calories are now focused on breakfast and my mid-morning snack so again – i’m out of whack!
Basically, I really needed to stop and think it through. I had no idea a schedule change could rock my world so much. With this in mind, when the training program ends and I return to my normal schedule I will make sure to pay close attention for the couple of weeks afterwards and if by some chance the scale goes UP … I’ll know it’s likely because I’m a bit out of whack again.