Hello sexy people! Happy Monday 🙂
Every Monday I talk about fitness matters here on OSB&V and today I’d like to confide something – I’ve been eating like a madwoman the whole of last week. Really!
The Bottomless Belly
It’s alarming because I can’t even feel myself get full anymore, something that I’ve been training myself to do when I started in November, back when I decided behavior modification was the way to go as far as weight loss/maintenance was concerned. What’s even crazier is that I need much more carbs than I used to, and like I haven’t eaten any in 2 days!
As I’ve told you 2 weeks ago I took on a Fitness Blender program which outlines 3 hard-hitting workouts per week. And because I ❤ Fitness Blender so much I also supplement on days off with more Fitness Blender vids. (So no more dance fitness vids for me despite initial plans to the contrary).
Is HIIT To Blame?
Here comes last week and I find that my appetite is through the roof! Could it be the combination of HIIT and strength training?
I did some reading and found out that HIIT increases metabolism and could also increase appetite – which seems to be the case with me.
And let’s talk about strength training while we’re at this. I’ve also noticed that it renders me virtually useless the rest of the day. I am sluggish like a sloth, fuzzy-brained and craving sweets.
What a deadly combo 😮
Have you had a similar experience with your exercise routine?
Change of Plans
So back to the drawing board I go. As I’ve already decided that appetite control is at the bottom of my weight management pyramid, anything that disturbs that will be reviewed, including exercise.
The plan is to still do FB videos (because I still think they are the best), but I’m going to lay off on the HIIT for now, especially when doing strength training. I’ll do low impact cardio toning exercises alternated with strength training and keep tabs on the overall duration of the exercise. I do enjoy exercising very much, so my goal is to still challenge my body but keep my appetite on an even keel. I’ll see how this goes.
Wish me luck! 🙂