Why the scale goes UP when I'm working hard: An Answer!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I recently decided to add my Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred DVD back into my workout schedule for a month. I've done this DVD in the past and it's great; I get a quick but intense workout that gives noticeable results in cardio, toning, and strength.
The problem? Every time I start this program I see changes in my body but often not on the scale for a couple of weeks. This is the third time I've done the program and, true to form, I have actually gained weight in the first week and a half--just like the last two times.
It's frustrating to work hard and track all my food and not see a number drop, especially because I'm doing a weight loss challenge and am accountable to a team. I know that eventually I'll get a nice loss, but it may take a while, and I started to wonder why I always have this problem when I pick up this workout. After some looking around, I finally found this article by Chalene Johnson that explains why the scale goes up every time I start an intense workout. Aha! Answers that make sense!
My weigh-in is on Saturday, so we'll see where I land at that point. I'm hoping for a loss, but I know I just have to stick with my plan and that this is only temporary. Here's hoping a nice weight drop comes before the end of the challenge in a couple of weeks. My challenge goal is in view ... I wanna get there!