About when I got my RMR results I changed my mind about trying to lose more weight right now. Not really related to the RMR test, but it had been on my mind that it would be ok to just celebrate the weight loss I had and maintain it for a short period. This actually seemed prudent and healthy, but my Type A personality wanted to push on.
It's been about a month from the end of the weight loss challenge I did and I'm basically the same weight give or take a few ounces. Hurrah! That is a victory in my mind.
I actually feel good and healthy right now. I had begun to feel a bit run down and burnt out but I was trying to push through it. Why do we do this to ourselves. At least I am better at listening to my body than I used to be. That is one of the greatest benefits I've gotten from practicing yoga--mindfullness in body, thought, and actions. It seems the more I'm in touch with my body and listen to it, the healthier I end up. Hmmm. Wish I had realized that like 10 years ago. Or 30.
So, I'm feeling good and refreshed and restored and ready to really move forward again. Seriously, why was I forcing it before. Patience grasshopper. I'm back on my plan with the whole meditation/visualization thing, tracking calories (and knowing the right amount to be tracking now), and increasing my strength training. I'm in a bootcamp and a TRX class this summer so that will help me be consistent with the strength training.
So the moral of the story is, listen to your body and know how to tell the difference between "laziness" and burn out. How will you be able to tell the difference? Well, if you are avoiding burn out, you'll probably feel healthier and as long as you keep the eating and moderate amounts of activity, you'll maintain weight. If it's burn out, you'll probably get sick and/or tired all the time and gain weight back because you finally break down and eat lots of Easter candy (see previous post).