How long before weight loss occurs?

2 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
5 Posts
May 12, 2015 3:45pm
via iOS
I've been doing combat hapkido and kickboxing for 3 months. I had lost a few lbs in the beginning, then started putting on a little more. My clothes however fit differently so I assume it's muscle mass building. My question is when will the weight loss start coming and continue? Should I expect to stay at my current weight a while longer?
12 May
Have you changed eating habits?
12 May
I've always ate pretty healthy, not a junk food fan . I did just think about my hypothyroidism though and it could be a factor with weight loss.
13 May
Hey.. Weight loss always depends on how how hard you're working and how disciplined you're towards your goals. You need to understand if you feed your body to less, the body will stick on to the fat and eventually you'll not burn any cals but store them. And also, loosing weight might not mean that you're loosing all the fat. To get a good check on that, get your body fat percentage checked. And then figure out how much bf percentage you can reduce a week. That way set your goals and conquer them. In addition, you can also surf...
Image_thumb
1035 Posts
May 12, 2015 4:05pm
via Android

I don't know what your level of effort in your hapkido class is, or the schedule (how frequently you go) or what you do outside of class, but if you haven't lost weight in 3 months and that is one of your goals, you should definitely make some additional changes.

It's difficult to lose weight on exercise alone, since we have a tendency to eat for maintenance or above... Even if you've switched to a healthier diet, it's easier than most ppl realize to continue to just consume too many calories.

You have probably built some muscle, and definitely conditioned your body somewhat, but you gotta push extremely hard if you want to lose weight through exercise alone.

Otherwise, try an app like myfitnesspal to start tracking your diet. It takes some effort to dial it in so it works for your individual needs, but it really puts it all right out there for you to see. Takes the mystery out of losing weight. If you log as accurately as you can (i bought a kitchen scale) , and don't overestimate your exercise (i usually log it at half or not at all) and allow for the fact that not everyone fits perfectly in one of the three categories of activity level.. After playing around with all that, results are pretty much inevitable. If you don't see results, just know it's almost certainly one of three things, either you're under logging food, over logging exercise, or over estimating your base activity level.

12 May
Thanks for the advice . My hapkido class is an hour long 5x a week and kickboxing 1 hour. I have always are pretty healthy, I'm not a junk food fan. I also have hypothyroidism which may be a factor in me being able to lose weight quickly. I'm not really all that concerned with weight loss, but of course would like to see some . I'm more concerned with building strength due to the fact I have arthritis in both hips too. Thanks for the app info, going to check it out now.
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,273 topics, 38,251 posts

Motivation & Support

8,517 topics, 41,714 posts

App Updates

33 topics, 80 posts

Ask the Pros

739 topics, 1,878 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,910 topics, 12,158 posts

Trainer Tools

16 topics, 46 posts

Featured Training Programs

Weight Loss 2

Weight Loss 2

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Scientific 7x7

Scientific 7x7

Intense Time 2 Weeks
Abdominal Foundation I

Abdominal Foundation I

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Dumbbell Heaven

Dumbbell Heaven

Casual Ic_time_32x32 25 mins  
Upper Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench
Core Killer

Core Killer

Intense Ic_time_32x32 21 mins  
Core  
Full Body Bells

Full Body Bells

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Kettlebell
Kettlebell Core

Kettlebell Core

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 11 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Kettlebell, Dumbbell, Box or Step
Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back

Casual Ic_time_32x32 27 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell
Core Capacity

Core Capacity

Casual Ic_time_32x32 55 mins  
Core