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I just don't get it

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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I have been on a new routine since the beginning of September and I have been bouncing between the exact same numbers that I was before I started working out for an hour 6 times a week and tracking my calories. I am completely discouraged on continuing. I am not going to stop but really in the two weeks since I started not even one pound gone. What do I do? I don't have anymore time in the day to go to the gym. I have only been off my eating plan twice. My water intake isn't what it should be but it is still more than I normally drink. I have cut out full sugar soda and I am working on the Coke Zero as well. I don't know what else to do.

This morning I weighed myself at 184 pounds that is three pounds up from last week!!!
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    I hear you and I totally understand. This part is hard. You feel like you're doing everything "right" and still not getting anywhere. While calories in vs calories out is true, your body is not a calculator. It's a very complex machine that is constantly changing, evolving, and transforming. Whenever you start a new exercise routine, your body naturally clings on to water for your muscles, especially if you're doing weight training. I hired a personal trainer, faithfully did my cardio and weight training, and I never lost a pound for the 4 months I worked with her. My weight stayed exactly the same since muscle is denser than fat but I was much more toned and I had lost 6 inches off my waist. It's totally natural. Some people take up to 6 weeks before they see the first pound gone. I know that sounds incredibly discouraging but I promise it will get better.

    I recommend measuring different parts of your body. Your weight is only one measure of your existence and an unreliable one at that. As long as you continue with good healthy habits you will definitely reap the reward. Most of the changes won't be visible such as an increase in endurance, better sleep, increase in energy, and a better mood. I've been where you are and I know it's disheartening. It's a struggle but it's a battle worth fighting. Remember: it's not about the weight as much as it's about being healthy. You can do it! I have faith in you. :)
    2234 days ago
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