I’ve been in denial about my back-slide in my fitness for a few months now. I’d noticed the change in how my body feels. I have also noticed a change in how my clothing fits. And while I kept trying to convince myself that the change *could* be due to muscle gain, I knew full well that I hadn’t been putting in that level of strength training.
After months of avoidance, I finally took measurements and plugged them into my Progress app. The inner voice that lies to my psyche, in the face of the numbers, still tried to convince me that it might still be muscle. I finally told her to shut up and decided that it was time for me to face the truth. I scheduled another DXA scan…
While my weight was only 0.6 lbs off, the scan showed that my body fat had increased by 2.6% (3.4 lbs). I might have been okay with this, except that the scan also showed a 3.1% (2.8 lbs) loss in lean muscle. I am NOT OK with the coupling of muscle loss.
There isn’t any shame in getting off track. There is only regret when you stay off track.” -author unknown
It’s time to get my arse in gear and undo the damage of lazy keto, pitty-party-piss-poor-eating-and-couch-potatoeing. No more lies, excuses, or head games from myself or others. It’s time to live my best life. I deserve it!