The relationship between pain, weight gain, lack of exercise and lack of sleep is well established. I speak from experience when I say that I definitely gained weight after my injury because I was exhausted from constantly waking up at night because I either moved my knee the wrong way or it just started throbbing. I also know that lack of energy and being so tired all the time makes any kind of exercise a chore. Lack of sleep affects so many things and is a major part of a crazy weight gain cycle, especially when you add pain to the mix.
Our bodies are really good at adapting to changes and if you keep things the same for too long, its going to adapt. When it comes to sticking with a fitness regime and/or new diet, there is a lot more of a psychological aspect to it than most would think. How do you overcome the stalemate blues? Take a step back and see what is working and what needs to be changed.
How it began.. Prior to mine and Thierry’s wedding, like any newly engaged bride-to-be, I decided that I didn’t want to look at our wedding photos and hate looking at myself because of my weight. I decided to get my butt in gear and make it a priority to lose weight. Since as long as …