Extra Easy Exercising the day of weigh in

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by ClaireS84, 18 February 2014.

  1. ClaireS84

    ClaireS84 Well-Known Member

    I was just wondering if the scales would show a gain or a smaller loss if I went spinning the morning of weigh in? I weigh in at about 5.30pm.
  2. ClaireS84

    ClaireS84 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know? :)
  3. RM07

    RM07 Well-Known Member

    I doubt it's going to do much of anything.

    I've been for a run just before WI and still had a loss of 1lb less than an hour later on the scales at group.
  4. smackiejackie

    smackiejackie Active Member

    Why do u think u would gain Claire?
  5. ClaireS84

    ClaireS84 Well-Known Member

    Hi. I'm not really sure tbh but I do drink a lot of not sure if I would retain water?

    I know someone who did a class the night before weigh in and she gained. She thought it was coz her muscles were stiff.
  6. babyweight2014

    babyweight2014 Well-Known Member

    A lot of people claim to not notice a difference on the scales when they take up exercise alongside sw. It would take a lot of heavy lifting to build enough muscle to make difference but you are right with water retention. When you start working out your muscles retain more water. I don't know but maybe drinking more water is the answer to this. It can be off putting but I'm assuming its only for the first few weeks of taking up exercise it doesn't show on the scales??? The plus side is you'll still notice the effects of the exercise in your clothes hopefully.
  7. Jeniferous

    Jeniferous Well-Known Member

    If you made it consistent then it wouldn't matter - always spin and weigh!
  8. RM07

    RM07 Well-Known Member

    People just love to have an excuse for the gains (myself included sometimes!)

    I gained last week but I didn't make excuses, I knew why and so I've worked really hard this week to make sure I'm 100% on plan.
  9. steff79

    steff79 Well-Known Member

    Haven't done slimming world just counted calories but I do do alot of spin!! Am now maintaining and actually trying not to drop lower if anything spin will make me drop especially on a Monday night when I do 2 sessions back to back!! Yes I am slightly addicted to spin!! :p good luck on your journey any excersize will actually help your weight loss ;)
  10. ClaireS84

    ClaireS84 Well-Known Member

    Hi Steff. Thanks for that. I'm getting addicted now too.

    So I went spinning tonight and weighed myself before and after. I lost a pound. Get it. Suppose I have answered my own question.

    I wonder if it would be the same if I did a strength class before weigh in. I will investigate this on Sunday after kettlercise. Lol.
  11. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    Hello, I've always wanted to do spin classes. My question is, would spinning make my legs huge? Silly question I know but I already have big calfs and that's the thing that's stopped me doing it. I'd appreciate your help.

  12. Gwella

    Gwella Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it depends on the water balance. How much you drink, how much you sweat out, and how much your muscles retain to heal themselves. Google DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) which is the pain you get sometimes after a hard workout. It tends to happen the first few times of trying something new, and signifies the muscles growing and repairing themselves, which requires water. I tried a new exercise DVD which basically crippled me for a few days, and both of those weeks I maintained on the scales - I hadn't been great food-wise but might've lost otherwise. On the plus side a couple of weeks later when I wasn't aching at weigh in I got a really good loss.

    I cycle to work every day. I'd say I have fairly big thigh muscles - it's a bit annoying as they stick out a little bit over my knees when I tense them up! But to be honest I don't think anyone else would notice this and it is better than wobbly flab. My calves are fairly average and despite upping my exercise, they have shrunk during SW so I've had to tighten up my boots.
  13. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    See, my thighs aren't too bad, it's my calves that are huge. Thanks for the advice, I might give it a whirl+see how I get on.
  14. steff79

    steff79 Well-Known Member

    Hey Rae before I lost the weight because I horse ride have 2 horses thought my legs would always be big!! my legs are toned but tiny now have shrunk loads have huge gaps in my long boots which I ride in now I was hauling them up with at coat hanger to get them done up!! so deff no spin will help tone your legs not make them bigger ;)
  15. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    Omg thanks so much for this. I've wanted to do spin for years but this has always put me off. I'll get myself booked in :)
  16. ClaireS84

    ClaireS84 Well-Known Member

    Hey. I think my legs and bum are getting smaller. :p
  17. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

  18. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    Finally had my first spin class last night, hated it but hated it so much I'm booked in for next monday ;-)

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