metabolism, shmabolism

Thursday, April 12, 2012

You always hear that your metabolism slows down after the age of 30. 

Well, this fact sucks for me because well before I even turned 30 my metabolism was already as slow as a snail. 

LUCKY ME!

As someone who has always struggled with her weight I oddly was always able to drop weight quickly if I actually tried and watched what I ate - i.e. If you gave me a week with clean eating I could drop 5+ pounds in a snap.

Recently though this hasn't been the case, I've been trying to watch what I eat, cutting down on the alcohol, etc and I'm gaining instead of losing. It's depressing and frankly annoying as all eff.

Apparently I need to work out - I know, I know, this isn't rocket science - but I was in denial of the lbs I was packing on because my eating habits hadn't changed.... even though my metabolism obviously has.

Because of this, last week I started personal training sessions three times a week at Fitness Edge in Lakewood. MWF at the crack of dawn is definitely a pain in the ass both literally and figuratively but I'm feeling great so far... still waiting for the scale to move down, but I'm feeling great so far.

So here's to attempting to successfully diet and workout program over the age of 30, I don't even want to think about what it'll be like after 40.

LUCKY ME!

Happy Thursday, kids.

14 comments:

  1. My metabolism has always been super slow too.

    LUCKY US!

    In the beginning when you start really working out your body is going to retain water, which means the scale either might not move or -- as happened with me -- it might go up a bit. Which can be frustrating, but keep at it and eventually it'll all come off!

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  2. Amen, sister! Getting older blows.
    Keep up the great work!

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  3. I'm creeping up on 30 and have noticed how much harder it is. Keep at it, you are doing great!

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  4. get it girl!
    i find that making myself workout in the morning helps in 2 ways: 1-i'm working out, duh. 2-i (usually) won't drink the night before due to early alarm clock. win-win!

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  5. After 40 sucks but after 50 you may as well strap and 5 lb bag of sugar to each thigh and your stomach and get on with it!

    Good luck!

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  6. Best of luck! At 25 my metabolism changed. I hate it. I used to be able to workout a lot and eat whatever i wanted and be fine. But now no matter how much I work out, I have to watch what I eat. Worst.

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  7. keep at it, girl! i made 2 fitness new years resolutions that have changed my year so far - 1: create a workout routine and stick to it and 2: run a 5k. AM workouts have had a snowball effect for me in terms of eating healthy, cutting down on weeknight drinking and getting enough sleep so i can make it through a 6am workout. And I am the girl whose parents had to wake her up on Christmas morning... so believe me, anyone can do it!

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  8. Good for you! I'm trying to get back into an exercise routine and eating healthier as well. I haven't hit 30 yet, but definitely notice it's a lot harder for me to lose weight. I use myfitnesspal.com to help me track my diet and exercise and really like it. Good luck to you!

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  9. Hang in there!! I'm struggling with the same thing right now, especially after a particularly indulgent vacation! I've set myself frequent rewards to help keep me going, inspired by Suzanne!

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  10. I hear ya, sistah! Good for you for starting with a personal trainer. Being accountable to someone else for your workouts definitely helps get your butt out the front door! I've actually been in touch with a personal training friend of mine and we're working on a plan to get me back into shape. It's been too long since I've felt good about my body!

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  11. Good luck! It's definitely true that age makes keeping the weight off harder, but once you find an exercise groove that works for you, you'll be all set!

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  12. losing weight is 90% diet though, but you have to do the working out too.

    I would eat clean and still go over calories, i joined myfitness pal and realized this.

    suprisingly, you have to eat more to keep the burn going, it turns into a chore, having snacks even if you arent hungry.

    its a pain, but totally worth it!!

    good luck on your new venture!!

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  13. Myfitnesspal.com trust me!!!

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  14. I'm with you. I used to be able to crash diet for a week or two and drop 5 lbs. I do that now and the scale doesn't budge. My eating habits haven't changed. If anything I eat less, but the scale says otherwise.

    On top of it, eating "healthy" just leaves me hungry all the time.

    I shudder to think what it'll be like after 40 too!

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