I worked my butt off all week and focused on my diet as much as possible this week. I struggled with working a couple of overnights, because for some reason, if I don't get enough sleep, my body decides that it is super hungry and wants all the food!!! I had a little mini binge on natural peanut butter, bananas, and Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread on day 54, but I tracked it in myfitnesspal and set a goal to burn off all of those extra calories with some additional cardio in the gym. I have noticed that as I up my calories on the trainer, I don't feel the need to binge as much. I am considering looking into reverse dieting to fix up my metabolism after this trainer is over in order to continue to up my calories and carb intake in order to make a more sustainable lifestyle change.
Well since phase 2 is over, I'm guessing some of you are wondering if I met my goal of not weighing myself for four weeks. I did. It was really hard, but I didn't weigh myself at all throughout phase 2. When I did finally weigh myself on the final day, I realized exactly how much I care about that little number and how much I let it get to me when it shouldn't. According to the scale, I gained 3.6 pounds in four weeks, which I was kind of disappointed about, but then I thought about my workouts and how I'm lifting A LOT more than I ever have. I am seeing muscles I've never seen before on my body. Therefore, I have determined that they are 3.6 pounds of muscle. The fact that my measurements didn't get any bigger also leads me to believe I gained muscle rather than fat.