Thursday, September 29, 2011

This Week's a Bust

Blah.  I notice that when starting a new workout program, I tend to gain weight.  I'm still eating healthy, like before, but my exercise has increased by a lot.  And I gained 1.2 lbs this week.  Not cool, scale, not cool.  This is the reason I usually stop working out about 2-3 weeks in; I'm not seeing the numbers go down.  I've hit up a few message boards on LoseIt- and heard from other people that this happens to them as well when they're starting out on fitness- but to keep on doing it because it WILL help.  Eventually?

I don't want to make this journey JUST about weight- I take comfort in the fact that I'm still doing GOOD things for my body, but it's disheartening to put in a lot of work and see those numbers go up.  I will not let this discourage me from staying on my path, if anything, it'll make it easier to hit the gym this week, and maybe try out a new class or two.  BTW, the gym thing is going well.  I like it.  I don't love it, but I'm feeling good after, so that's something in the positive column!

In other good news- fall is officially here!  Huzzah!

This week: +1.2 lbs
Total: -8.4 lbs


  1. There are two reason I know of for your weight to rise after starting or upping an exercise regime. Fist is because you are pushing your muscles which causes them to swell a bit. Also your body will hold onto a bit more water during this time.

    In the end, you are probably still losing but its just being hidden for a while. That extra water and swelling will eventually become none noticeable.

    Congrats on the gym!

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words, Katt! I hope LoseIt is working for you too!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and trying out the walnut butter recipe! I'm so happy you love it!

    I think this is quite common for most people, especially when the first few weeks of losing lots of weight. I personally have not experience this because I don't exercise just to loose weight, mainly to keep myself healthy.

    You are doing a great job! Keep it up!

  4. Well, my hope (once I get to a maintenance point with my weight) is to exercise to stay healthy. I should really say that I'm exercising to GET healthy in the first place. Thanks for visiting my blog too! I'm always pumped to find new recipe blogs!