Back into the gym today for cardio, and yes, when I woke up this morning my legs were indeed stiff from yesterday’s workout. Not nearly as bad as that first time back after the month off, but still noticeable. I had hoped a run today would work out that stiffness, but unfortunately all it seems to have done is exacerbated it. I feel stiffer now than I did before the gym.
If I still feel really stiff tomorrow, I might postpone tomorrow’s workout until Friday. I can’t imagine doing squats given how sore I feel now just bending to sit down. That’s for tomorrow, though.
Today, I actually managed to get in to weigh myself. I just did my plan of knocking on the consultation room door and when nobody answered, walked in and weighed myself. Went off without a hitch, so let’s look at what the numbers say.
Well, according to the scale, I’m down a whopping three pounds from three weeks ago. While 0.4 lbs of that is water (negligible), 2.4 lbs of that is apparently fat, leaving 0.2 lbs as muscle loss. Lower water should show higher fat mass, but in this case I’ve dropped significantly. My body fat percentage is surprisingly below 18%. I can only assume that it’s due to reduced calorie intake while I was sick (I didn’t have much of an appetite at the time) causing my body to dip into its fat stores.
Of course, these numbers are to be taken with a grain of salt, especially given that I’ve shown some reduction in strength (although that can probably be attributed to the muscles being out of practice). I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and see where it takes me.
See you tomorrow (and/or Friday).