If you’re new here or just missed the posts, here is my first visit to the Bod Pod.
And here is the 12 in 12 challenge I’m referring to.
I was pumped to revisit the BodPod because I’ve lost 8 pounds, and I figured the results would be good…but they weren’t.
Let’s back up a bit.
I have been feeling amazing. Like, really really happy about everything in my life. I don’t know if it’s due to the recent switch of thyroid medication or just the weight loss that’s got me high, but I’m crazy high on life lately.
Then I went to the BodPod, and I was crushed! It confirmed that I’ve lost 8 pounds, but it reported that 7 of those pounds came from lean mass lost, as opposed to fat.
Long story short, that’s not a good thing. The BodPod owner, Joe, talked to me about my nutrition and meal plan, and when he found out that I wasn’t eating before workouts, he declared that as the main reason why I lost lean mass. I didn’t realize how important that was.
I was distraught about the results, but I felt better when Daniel reminded me that, “Haven’t you lost weight? Don’t you feel better? Don’t you look better?”
As accurate as the BodPod is, I can’t ignore the fact that I have indeed been feeling great. I was stuck at a plateau for a long time, and I finally busted through it.
So I called Nichole (owner of Revolt Fitness, and our trainer for the 12 in 12 challenge), and she set my mind at ease. She agreed with Joe, that it’s extremely important for me to eat before and after my morning workouts, but she said that should only account for a few pounds of lean mass lost over the past 7 weeks. We determined that the rest of the loss was probably due to my body still recovering from pregnancy. At my first BodPod appointment, my lean mass was higher than normal for someone of my age and height, so it stands to reason that some of that was pregnancy changes (blood volume, tissue mass, etc) and not all muscle mass. She even said that I could lose another 2-3 pounds of lean mass and be fine.
So I feel much better about where I’m at, and I clarified some points of the meal plan with her, so I’m hoping that I can see some more changes and some fat loss in the next five weeks. Numbers do matter to a certain extent, but I can’t deny that I feel better, and I also cannot deny the difference in my photos from week 1 til now. It’s a dramatic difference!
There are a lot of ups and downs when you’re working so hard to lose weight, but I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing (with a few tweaks of course) because I know that consistency is key!
If you have weight loss goals, I would encourage you to check out Revolt Fitness. I’m really truly loving the program!