If you are lifting weights YOU need to GET rid of the scale! Period! :) Just saying! You need to have someone to measure your bodyfat! YOU WILL BE SHOCKED :) muscle is HEAVIER than fat :) hee hee TRUST me...I am living proof
Way to go Shelly! I definitely think inches and clothing fit are better 'scales'. I lost 2-3 sizes in one round. Have gone from not fitting my size 12s (i.e. a size 14) to a solid size 6 (i.e. headed to the 4s, but probably not soon with the Holidays) since last January. The scale still varies up and down, so I am more concerned about my muscle tone and body fat percentages now.
I didn't lose much weight during the second phase.. I think it's because of the fact that phase two is much more intense lifting.. The intro to phase two says: "prepare yourself for intense muscle-building in Phase Two" I definitely lost inches during this phase and noticed changes in my body, but had minimal weight loss. Keep pushing! It does work!'
It's taken me a while, but I've learned to not rely on what's coming up on the scale and focusing on the fit of my clothing and the appearance of my body!
Edited by: SHELLYK972 at: 12/9/2012 (08:47)
Pounds lost: 24.4
Fitness Minutes: (18,533) Posts: 2,950 12/3/12 1:07 P
Hi Meghan I'm sorry your frustrated with the scale. How are the measurements? I found that with a plan like this the measurements and how your body feels and looks is huge. I had a nice loss in the first phase, but I hadn't done ANYTHING in years. Some weeks the scale didn't move. There would be weeks where certain body part's measurements didn't change, but they looked way better. Some people find that their original goal weight changes as they build muscle. After doing my round of LiveFit I ventured over to the web to google results and was pleasantly surprised to see people whose bodies had changed and yet the scale did not more a lot. The body composition changed a ton. How are you feeling with the clean eating? You can check out some of my blogs for measurements (just need to add me). I am not real good at blogging as you will see, but I did a couple entries at the end of phase 2 and 3. (((hugs))) and keep pushing! You are doing GREAT!!!
It has only been a week so I have not done measurements (I have been doing them at the end of each phase) but if the scale does not move at the end of this week I will measure to see if there is any change. My clothes are hard to tell- they defiantly fit better since I started but I can;t tell after a week. I am thinking about adding in 15 min of extra cardio in the morning to get me up and going and my metabolism started. Due to my schedule I can't do much in the morning but maybe that 15 minutes a few times a week will help.
What about inches? Be sure you are going by your measurements too! The first time I did the trainer, I could tell more with the measuring tape difference than in the scale.
Muscle weighs more than fat so you won't always see it on the scale.
How do your clothes fit? Notice any changes?
And the clean eating will make all the difference in the world with this...it can't be done half way. Make sure you're eating enough of the right things...don't starve or cut your calories thinking it will help, it will only hurt your weight loss.
I just started my second go-round with this...took several months off. Love it!!
Everything we do in life is a choice...I choose to get fit & healthy.
Faith is taking the first step-even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pounds lost: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (33,798) Posts: 310 12/3/12 11:49 A
I just finished week 5 of the program. In the first phase I lost 7 pounds and I thought for sure I would see some more good numbers in the second phase when I added in cardio. I followed the plan exactly except missing one cardio session due to scheduling problems this week- but I did not see the scale move at all. Has anyone else had similar results? Any suggestions on how to get the scale moving again?
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