Post # 1
So, I have been doing the 30 day shred, (even though i did miss a couple days because I was so sore!) and I have gained weight! I have cut way back on lattes, hardly ever drink beer anymore, don’t snack, been eating better, and I still gained. I’m really down and sad about it today, and stuffing my face for thanksgiving didn’t help me! I need to encouragement bad…
Post # 3
don’t give up =) it’s always an adjustment process for your body and don’t get down on yourself for thanksgiving…on that day, it’s excused!!
Post # 4
it could be water retention from the thanksgiving food! it tends to be pretty salty. i’d drink loads of water today and weigh yourself again tomorrow 🙂
also, do you weigh yourself at the same time on the same day each week?
Post # 5
Muscle weighs more than fat so that could also be why you’re working out a lot but not seeing your weight go down on the scale.
Post # 6
Keep at it! You’ll get there!
Post # 7
I agree with the previous post – muscle definitely weighs more and can shift your number. Don’t stress over the number, just keep at the workouts and the results will follow!
Post # 8
Dont get discouraged! I dont know how long yourve been doing it, but its common in the first couple weeks of exercise to retain water and actually gain weight. Thats why its better to not weigh yourself til after the second week. Make sure youre eating healthy and sticking with your working out. Sometimes keeping a food journal can be helpful too. I used to do personal training and I found that is what helped most of my clients. Dont give up if youre patient it will happen, good luck!
Post # 9
I agree with hcritton – muscle weighs more than fat, so it’s not uncommon to see the scale go up when you start resistance training like the 30-day shred. If you’ve been eating healthier and working out, it’s paying off for your health whether the scale shows it or not. Also, adding muscle increases your metabolism – it takes calories to maintain the muscle, so it gets easier to lose weight.
How are your clothes fitting? That might be a better test of how you’re doing with your fitness!
Post # 10
Oh one more thing, Its true what everyone said about muscle weighing more than fat. Sometimes is better to go by the way your clothes fit instead of focusing on weight.
Post # 11
Don’t get caught up in the weight!! It’s all about inches, I firmly believe this. Weight is just a number! Are your clothes fitting better? I haven’t done the 30 day Shred, but it was my understanding (based on what another poster told me) is that it is program designed to lose inches and gain muscle. If you are looking just to lose fat, you may want to use the 30 day Shred in conjuction with something else with more cardiovascular exercise.
Don’t give up! Tony Horton (of P90X fame) always says “Do your best…and forget the rest”. Keep trying, you can do it!
Post # 12
Hey man, it happens! I’ve gained so much since the wedding, and it was only 20 days ago!! Back to the (fitness) grind for me!
Post # 13
Rosie Girl, I suggest drinking some tea! Green tea instead of coffee… red tea (keeps you relaxed) for cold beverages… you will be surprised! -Ian
Post # 14
Sending encouragement your way! It’s totally a battle and it’s very common that girls gain weight at first! Hey, I just gained back all 12 pounds I just lost! We can be encouragement buddies, if you’d like!
Post # 15
Keep at it! You will see results and if you add a bit more cardio into your routine, all the better. If you go for a walk, try to run a bit during the walk to amp up your breathing.
@Laylabell-I totally gained weight after the wedding. Need to get back on the workout wagon for sure!
Post # 16
I’ve heard of people gaining muscle weight, that could totally be it, or water weight. Keep at it! Also, sparkpeople.com has a great fitness support community with tips and tools….. its like the WB of the fitness world. Hope that helps!