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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

So... Yesterday Spark congratulated me on a 1.5 pound loss.
This morning I am up 2.5 pounds from yesterday...
It is all tracked because I have a Fitbit Aria scale that does it all automatically.
I've been doing everything right.
I'm eating well.
I'm exercising well.
There must be an explanation, right?
On I found an article entitled, Why Do I Weigh More on the Scale Today Even After Exercising?, by Pam Murphy. She says, "Exercise may cause temporary weight gain due to your muscles' response to strenuous activity. Strength training, for example, tears muscle fiber and can cause your muscles to retain water. Cardiovascular exercise also triggers your muscles to store more glycogen, the form of carbohydrates that fuels aerobic activity. Not only do your muscles store more glycogen when you exercise, but the glycogen attracts water, according to Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist William Sukala."
I went to Zumba last night at 7:30 and the class was insanely fun while being pretty brutally hard at the same time. I was absolutely drenched in sweat after the class, and my muscles were sore. It felt fantastic!!!!! Class was over at 8:30. During the hour of class and the 30 minutes after, I drank 64 ounces of water... Which my glycogen stores probably latched onto like mad!
This explains it!
Once again, I have achieved my victory!!!!!
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    emoticon It will happen. Daily water fluctuations are a major reason, people say not to weigh yourself daily.
    1528 days ago
    Very true about the reason for weight gain after exercise. I'm glad you found that info.
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