Back in January, I decided to give Greco Fitness a try. I was skeptical at first, as I’m tired of joining gyms and not being motivated to go, and Greco is a little more expensive than what I’m used to, but it’s turned out to be a very positive experience.
I like the way their classes are structured by stations and you workout using a broad range of exercises and tools. It sort of reminds me of circuit training, or on some level crossfit I guess, whatever it is considered, I’m really loving it. I’ve been managing to go about 4 times a week. While I’m not seeing the results I’d hoped for (and I have been going since the beginning of January), I can’t blame it on the workout. Greco has been doing everything for me that it should be, and I notice differences in my strength and tone overall, and generally my energy and mood has seen so much improvement. Greco is great.
The only issue I’ve been running into, and this is all me, is that I’m constantly hungry and all I’ve been craving is sugar. While I have the motivation and control to get myself in to the Greco classes and do the workouts, I feel like I’ve had zero control over hunger, cravings, and ensuring I’m not over-eating. So that being said, not only have I not lost a single pound exercising, I’ve actually gained weight. I feel like a lot of it is being converted to muscle, and that’s great, but I’m not looking to be a muscle woman and I need to find a way to stick to a diet that will help me slim down.
My annual physical is coming up with my doctor and I’m going to go in there with some questions that maybe he can help answer. Are my cravings telling me something? Could I be lacking something in my diet? Are there other factors at play? Is it an aging thing? I figure it’s good to eliminate some of these things first, maybe get all my levels checked and go from there.
Fitness is always this evolving and ongoing thing. Just when you think you have one problem solved, you seem to end up with another. I really would just like to be able to take charge and while I have the workouts working for me, figure out what foods I need to be eating to eliminate cravings and get me on the right track with my diet. I consciously try to eat healthy things every day, and generally try to mentally track what I’m eating, but then it all gets blown out by a box of cookies at the end of the day and I know that really just isn’t healthy on all fronts.
I’m not trying to be hard on myself, I feel like I’m heading in the right direction, but I’m feeling so challenged and defeated with food lately, I need to get it figured out. I will likely go back to actually tracking calories because it’s so much easier for me to actually know what I’m eating, but I wonder if it would be worth getting a nutritionist involved too at some point. There must be something lacking somewhere, either in my diet, hormonally, or something else that has me craving and eating sugar to the point where my teeth hurt, and overeating even the healthy stuff. It’s frustrating because if I could get my diet on track, I know I would have so much more success, but I just can’t seem to get it together yet… I will be trying harder.