I'm not gonna lie...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm getting a little frustrated. I've been at this for a while now, i'm just not seeing any changes. I know I must be getting stronger, because my workouts arent hurting the next day as much as they used to. I can feel that I am gaining more endurance. I'm just not seeing the results I want.
90% of the time I eat around 1,200 calories, of those are healthy meals, protein shakes, fruit and veggies, not my usual pasta and whatnot. I exerzise between 30-60 min a day, not like little things, like an hour of sweating my butt off and pushing to keep going. And what do I have to show for it? 1 pound. And not like woo 1lb! Like its SOMETIMES gone, only to come back the next day with its 2 other friends, and then they decide to leave for a few days and BAM hi were back!!!
I'm ready to rip my hair out guys.
I'm not going to stop. I wont.
I just wish I could have a little something to show for it.
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    It sounds like you're doing everything right so woo hoo for that. The scale? Sometimes it's not our friend, but there could be lots of reasons for that.

    While it sounds like you're eating really healthy, I wonder if you're eating enough calories for the amount you're working out. If you plan your activity in the fitness tracker and put in your current weight and goal weights and let SP calculate a calorie range for you, what does it say? Because I suspect 1200 calories is too few.

    And I know it sounds backwards - if you want to lose weight, don't you need to eat less? Not necessarily.
    2433 days ago
    When you first start a program, your body sometimes hangs onto water to heal your muscles. If you're sore, you could be hanging onto as much as five pounds of water. Keep doing what you're doing. It'll happen
    2433 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Hang in there beautiful! Looks like something needs to be "changed" up somewhere in your mix and I hope you find it soon.

    Super Hugs!!
    2434 days ago
    Have you tried a combination workout? Like a muscle confusion thing? That's what P90X is based on, apparently, and why it works so well...maybe that would help?

    I'm sorry...this sounds like a...

    Stupid plateaus. Hate them.
    2434 days ago
    Thanks for the supports guys, i'll have to see what I can adjust. I try doing a different work out everyday so that I don't get used to the same routine. I've taken a few measurements here and there and nothing really has changed. I'll have to look again. But so far my clothes still fit the same, i always say i dont care what i weigh as long as i could fit into my size 9's again. So far thats not happening...
    2434 days ago
    Try eating more. If you are exercising & burning a lot of calories you need to eat more. I know it sounds weird, but you are actually shutting down your metabolism when you are burning so many calories & not getting enough to fuel you body.

    When you set up your goals make sure you put in how many calories you will burn with exercise & it will give you a calorie range to eat. Stay in that range. I sometimes struggle to eat all the food I'm supposed to, but I do it. I was stuck in a plateau for 3 months until I came to SP. I learned that I was not eating enough. I was eating 1200 cal SP recommended 1440-1700. I usually stay at the low end, but on days I really do a hard workout I eat the high end & I have lost 5 pounds in a month. That may not sound like a lot, but I only have 5 more to go to get to goal. Hope this helps! Stay strong & don't give up. You'll get there.

    2434 days ago
    I agree with DUTCHIE, vary up your workout, and try not to eat so little. If you are consistantly burning more calories then you're recommended to do, you need to adjust your kcal goals so that your body can use them effectively. Everytime someone posts an issue like this on the forums, the coaches always say that eating too little and exercising too much is damaging to your progress, so I would adjust your goals and see what happens.

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    2434 days ago
  • no profile photo NINJA_SMOO
    Have you taken other measurements? You didn't mention if you've noticed more muscle definition or have noticed your clothing getting looser or anything along those lines. Don't forget that muscle is 4 times denser than fat. All that fat you've been working away could very possibly have been replaced with muscle and the scale sure can't tell the difference.

    Just a thought...
    2434 days ago
    Maybe it's time to shock your body - I read an article that said just do everything "backwards" - so if you do the same workout each time find the compensating muscle and work it instead.

    If you aren't feeling as sore maybe your body is adapting to make everything easier for you...why not surprise it tomorrow?
    2434 days ago
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