08/07/2015: + 0.5 pounds
Total lost: 4.5 pounds
Current Weight: 225.5 pounds
Okay, well, let's talk about why a weight gain happens when you start a major workout routine because this sucks, especially as this "new" blog is now two weeks old and all I've had was a gain.
I did some googling and this was the most clear and simple information I could find. This comes from an article on Sparkpeople.com...
"The temporary weight gain explained:
When someone starts a new exercise program, they often experience muscle soreness. The more intense and "unfamiliar" the program, the more intense the muscle soreness. This soreness is most prevalent 24 to 48 hours after each workout. In the first few weeks of a new program, soreness is the body trying to "protect and defend" the effected or targeted tissue. Exercise physiologists refer to this as delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.
This type of soreness is thought to be caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens, the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen due to fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result in a 3- to 4-pound weight gain within a few weeks of a new program. Keep in mind that muscle soreness is not necessarily a reflection of how hard you worked. In fact, some people feel no signs of muscle soreness, yet will experience the muscle protection mechanisms of water retention and slight swelling."
Day 1: OMG just let me get home so I can collapse on the floor and whimper in pain
Day 2: Huh, I thought I'd be way more sore than this
Day 3: Holy crap, there's the soreness... owwwww... just going to shuffle to bed by 9pm
Day 4: ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow....
Day 5: not there yet but will keep you guys updated lol
August 7th Workout:
Treadmill: 39 minutes, 1.65 distance, 4,008 steps, speed between 1.2 - 2.7 mph, incline between 0 - 1.5.