Post # 1
I’m a little discouraged. I’ve been working out for at least an hour, at least 5 times a week, for the last month and a half. Last year, I think I worked out maybe 5 times total. I usually start off with 30 min of cardio followed by 30+ min of weights. I alternate, too, so I’m not doing the exact same thing every time. I’ll admit that I do feel a little stronger, but I haven’t lost a single pound. I’ve been eating tons better. I keep track of everything I eat and I follow WW points system. If anything, I feel like my stomach and thighs are actually bigger. I gained 10 pounds in the last year and a half after and I’ve been trying to lose it before the wedding but right now I’m just so discouraged from no progress. What am I doing wrong?
Post # 3
Do you feel stressed about the wedding and losing the weight?
I too am struggling with this. I work out ALL the time yet my scale has barely budged. I have been doing everything I am supposed to, as it sounds you are too, yet I am not seeing a lot of results. I think my issue is stress related. Also, I want insta results and I get discouraged when that doesn’t happen. I think if you keep doing what you are doing it should happen. You are eating well and working out. Plus you are doing strength training which they say is so important. If you want an internet workout buddy let me know!
Post # 4
You’re most likely building muscle. Have your clothes fit better and/or lost inches? I’d definitely start keeping track of that.
Post # 5
It sounds to me as if you might not be getting enough variety. This article was just posted on yahoo.com yesterday. check it out:
Post # 6
Well I guess it depends on your body and if you actually need to lose weight. But a lot of people gain weight when they work out due to more muscle mass. My personal trainer told me to always do strength training (lifting weights) first and then cardio. You get more out of the cardio if you do it that way. When you are lifting weights is it a challenge or do you breeze by? That could be doing it as well. And you need at least a one day rest from lifting weights if you do a full body workout.
So if on Monday you do arms, then you shouldn’t do arms again until Wednesday. On Tuesday you should do legs, and so on and so forth. That gives the muscles time to build up again. Hm, what else? I’ve been learning a lot from my personal trainer so I get pretty excited about all this. But like you said, I’m not losing any weight either… I can’t wait until they measure me again… perhaps I AT LEAST lost inches! 🙂
Post # 7
You have to remember, too… weight loss doesn’t happen over night. It’s taken me a year to lose 20lbs, but I lost it the -right- way and look the best I ever have. Don’t give up, just keep it up and you’ll start to see results… maybe not with the scale, either, but with how you look/feel. Inches are what matter.
Just stick with it 🙂 When I finally reached my goal weight, I just about cried… and I’m still going, because I’m determined to take care of myself. You’ll get there, too – just keep at it!
Post # 8
@kperry3: Doing cardio last too helps the lactic acid that forms when you work out to settle, which helps the muscles to form properly. 🙂
Post # 9
@jessjess: I would LOVE a buddy! I didn’t feel stressed out but once you mentioned it, I’m used to a high level of stress and I’m probably still am even though it doesn’t really feel like it.
@DesireeAnne: I have been keep track of inches. Most of my clothes are loose fitting workout type things and sweats that I wear to class so I have a hard time telling. I tried on a dress though and it seems to be getting tigher, not looser.
@kperry3: I wish I could afford a trainer! I def already alternate days but next time I’m going to do cardio last!
@erinleigh1: It sucks that it’s so slow! I know I should expect a huge drop, but I was hoping for maybe 1-3 pounds after almost 2 months. I’m going to keep going for sure lol Im pretty sure I’ll cry when I reach my goal!
Post # 10
Make sure you are eating enough. Thats usually my mistake. I will start an intense workout routine and cut my food intake as well and not lose weight. The minute I start eating multiple meals a day and more food, then I start losing the weight. Which is weird to me, but it’s what you need to do!
Post # 11
@Babeeb mom: I’m definitely eating, but I think my proportions are a little wrong. I don’t eat a whole lot of carbs but I do eat more protein than veggies so I bought a ton of greens at the store today and maybe that’ll be enough to get it started.
Post # 12
We have a gym in the back of my office and i’ve been having too many excuses for not going on my lunch break. After looking at myself for a week and feeling like crap, when I got on the eliptical today, I took out ALL my stress on the machine! HAHA. Burned 300 calories in 40 mins! I plan on keeping up with it too. If you guys have a weddingbee buddy workout group to keep the inspiration up, I want to be in!!! 🙂
Post # 13
The scale is the worst way to measure your weight loss, believe it or not. You need to take measurements of your chest, arms, waist, hips, and each thigh and then re-measure every month to actually see your progress.
I did P90X last year and did not lose a single pound, but I lost inches all over. About an inch off each thigh, an inch and a half off my waist, and an inch off my hips. But the scale was exact same throughout.