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Gym'ing and "Water weight"

#1
Hi everyone,

Just wondering if there are any regular gym go-ers and if you have a specific routine? I'm not a CC or LL dieter, my diets more cutting back and (trying) to go gym.

After a workout session, I'm completely shattered though. Granted, I've only just started going, but i thought it'd get easier. Am I expecting too much too soon?
Also, I was told the first 10 kilos lost are normally just water weight (way to encourage a person :( ) .

If anyone knows more about this, at what point do you start losing fat?

thanks for help and good luck to everyone :)
 
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Taz

Spam Hunter
#2
You will lose water weight if you don't replace what you sweat out but regular exercise will speed up your metabolism making you burn off fat quicker all the time
 
#3
I've just joined a gym but as yet haven't started going regularly (better get my A into G though ... the direct debits are starting to come out!). When I lived up north, I went to a gym 3 times a week religiously. I started going when I weighed about 20st and I was wasted by the time I finished each session. And that wasn't 'going for it' either!

I was embarrassed at first looking so bright red and sweaty but I had to grit my teeth and keep thinking 'things WILL get better' ... and they did! It took about 6 weeks or so of dedicated, consistant attendance and I suddenly realised that, hey, I wasn't so shattered every time I went! I was losing weight steadily (was doing Rosemary Conley too) and toning up.

I lost about 6st in just over a year ... not a staggeringly fast loss but I wasn't just smaller, I was FITTER.

Alas - I fell off the wagon big style and regained almost all of it over the course of a year ... then lost 7st again on CD in 2006 ... then regained 5st in 2007... now losing it again. Yes -I am the epitome of a yo-yo dieter.:sigh:

But the time I felt most 'buzzed' about losing weight was when I was going to the gym. So stick with it and you'll soon feel the benefits - it's not an overnight thing though; you have to keep plugging away.
 

Taz

Spam Hunter
#4
I don't go to the gym but i do karate and kickboxing. Most evenings I don't feel like going out but when I get there I am always glad I went and feel great for it afterwards
 

Miel

French Honey
#5
Russian Doll you sound just like me;) I lost 4 stone at Slimming World in 2003 and was going to the gym religiously and found it a slog to get myself there but got a real buzz afterwards, then I put it all back on, then I lost 4 stone with CD, then I put it all back on, then I lost it all again, then I put it all back on, and here I am again, nothing has changed except for the year:D. I am now 'starting again' at almost 18 stone this time instead of the 17 that I was before. Yup! Yoyo dieter definitely I think. But no more!

Last year I invested in an eliptical trainer and found that it helped enormously with keeping my weight even, now I am trying to find out if it can really aid weight loss. I have also bought a pedometer to try and get to those 10,000 steps that we are all meant to cover each day, it's actually surprising how many steps I was already doing even though I thought of myself as a very sedantary person, I was covering about 6,000 by being a housewife and mum:eek:


Oh well, better get back on the treadmill I suppose.
 
#6
Thanks taz - I drink about 3 litres a day now (starting to hate water!), so hopefully it's not water weight what im losing :)

Wow russiandoll & miel - you guys are superstars! If I gained all the weight I'd lost, Id just give up. You go girls! :D
 
#7
I can't believe that the first 10 kilos (22lbs) is water weight only. With CD I've had a weight loss of 11lbs in first week, CDC told me that approx 7lbs would be glycogen/water and after that it would be fat.
 


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