Exercising, eating well, GAINING WEIGHT! :(
Hello, fellow work-outers and eat righters! So, I've been eating 1200 calories a day, running a mile, coming home and doing an exercise routine on this app, along with regular home exercises (like squats and push ups). I also do some dancing to make it a little more fun while burning calories. I lost 7 pounds within the first 4 days (which im assuming is water weight) , but now im up 4 or 5 pounds
I weigh myself as soon as I wake up in the morning, before exercising or eating. Now, I'm well aware that weight fluctuates. I guess what I need is some reassurance. Please tell me I haven't fudged up and forced my body into starvation mode. I used to run every day, and could do so in a little less than 9 minutes. Now, running is more difficult. I've only been at this for a week, but I do it every day, and the mile is getting easier to run.
I'm eating lean meats, and eating very small portions.
What am I doing wrong?! Ugh.
Good luck in both your short, and long term goals everyone! Keep it up.
Maybe you worked out so hard, that you gained more muscles,than you lost fat
Ok fisrt forget the scale!
Look the shape!
But it's right that your muscles are heavier than fat so you have gain muscle and it's not a bad thing
A few tips.
1. Stop weighin urself every morning. Pick a point like every 2 or 3 weeks.
2. Dont focus completely on the scale. Its a tool to monitor your progress. The number on the scale is NOT your progress and shoudnt be a huge goal!
3. If you can get ur bodyfat percentage. And calculate ur fat free mass. If you cant calculate exactly a educated guess will do fine.
4. With ur fat free mass you can get what you calorie wise. This makes it easier to know what you need. Specially with ur activity level.
Cuz 1200 kcal is such a bullshit myfitnesspall number. Every woman thinks she needs 1200 kcal to lose weight. Which is rubbish.
The theory is all pretty easy doing it, is not :-)