working out really hard

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I signed up with a trainer at my gym a couple of weeks ago, and I'm working very hard to do everything on my training schedule. This week I've noticed I feel very drained. My daughter says she thinks I'm working out too hard. I don't really think that is it though. I'm sure I need to adjust my eating. My morning glucose levels are coming down which is part of the reason I've signed up for a trainer. I'm going to try to monitor my levels throughout the day and see if they are getting too low. If I don't feel better in a couple of weeks, I think I might see about going to a dietitian. Hopefully I'll perk up soon. I know it is all worth it. I just can't believe how wasted I feel. Some encouragement from others who have started serious workout programs would be very nice.
Posted about 10 years ago
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This is all very frustrating. I'm am working myself to death at the gym and trying to watch what I eat, but when I weighed this morning, I have lost NO weight. How is that possible?
Donna
Posted about 10 years ago
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Donna,
I have experienced that exact issue! The answer I was given was that muscle weighs more than fat, so when you change fat into muscle you may actually gain weight before losing it. I don't know if this is correct, but it would be a great question to submit to the CDE. I am curious to hear her answer on this also!

Brandy
Posted about 10 years ago
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Hi Donna,

In response to your hard work outs and not seeing any results. I too devote about 1 hr 5-6 days a week at the gym, doing both cardio and weight training. It is important to consume healthy calories to maintain the glucose used and to fuel the muscles with some healthy low fat protein options. When you lower your total calories and remain very active, your body may be reacting negatively by hanging on to what ever spare fuel you may be storing and reduces your metabolism in reaction to this. Therefore you do not lose weight, your body stores the calories instead in a natural protective survival mode.
Without knowing exactly what activity and types of food and total calories you are consuming its kind of hard to really determine your issue. Muscle does weigh more than fat, and is a beautiful, efficient way any woman can add tone, defininition and transform your body into a leaner physique. Don't worry about lifting "too much weight", you won't look like a man, follow your trainers advise and slowly increase your weight to challenge your muscles. Trust me, I am living proof of the effects weight training can have on maintaining your weight and looking fit at the same time. Been doing it for over 20 years!! You will also notice that your insulin requirements will reduce due to how more efficiently your body is utilizing the calories you eat.
Posted about 10 years ago