I’ve gained weight, and a good inch or so rim my middle section. I’m back to where I was when I started the school year, basically.
And I have been struggling a lot with this. My mind is a mess over it.
I don’t really understand what changed. I keep the same eating habits, I go to the gym about as much - if not more often. But instead of continuing to lose weight as I had through December, it’s all coming back.
I’m not so worried about how much I weigh. The number of the scale is not too important, and I know that muscle is denser than fat. But my pants are tighter and a pair of jeans I was so excited to wear don’t fit.
I need to stay diligent with everything. I’m limiting eating out - even a salad out is not as healthy as a salad at home. I’m creating a plan to ensure quality gym time.
But the number one goal for these next few weeks is stress. I’ve been doing some research, and it seems that stress can make your body create more cortisol. This leads to more and bigger fat cells in the - you guessed it- stomach. I haven’t gained anywhere else, just my stomach. It all makes sense.
So here is to figuring out how to manage the stress of work, even if my student’s exam time is starting up. I’m hoping this next week off will help me get a head start on relaxing.