Today is Day 22 of the Home Office Workout Challenge. (<– If you’d like to join us, please do. We’ll be repeating the same series of exercises for one more week, so you can jump right in.)
* RESULTS MAY VARY THIS MONTH *
Some of you have mentioned to me in private that you’re not seeing weight loss results yet from the workouts. Let me tell you how my body responds as it might help you to understand and stay motivated through the process.
I actually EXPAND before I start to slim down. What I mean, is that I get bigger before I start to melt off fat.
My body type tends to build muscle very quickly, and it holds fat. I have hypothyroid (actually post-partum thyroiditis which turned into hypothyroid) and have taken meds for it for about 7 years, which also doesn’t help with metabolism.
First of all, if I just do cardio with no resistance training/weights, nothing happens. Cardio alone doesn’t work for me as far as losing any weight. I can walk 10 hours/day and still not get to where I want to be. All I’d get out of that is another blown knee. So, I have to do resistance or it’s just ineffective for me.
So, this is what happens to me when I start an exercise program that includes resistance/weights.
I start a weight program.
I begin building and strengthening muscles UNDER my … fat. (gross and too much info, sorry)
This results in my jeans getting tighter and my scale increasing (yes, my weight goes up), and my measurements usually do slightly, too. (At this point, my husband hides the tape measure so I don’t get discouraged by this and so he doesn’t have to see me cry.)
So, at that point, I feel stronger, but am about ready to give up because I don’t LOOK any different.
The muscle continues to build, which then finally jump-starts my metabolism into burning more fat 24-hours/day (yes, even when sitting on my butt working) than it did before I started the exercise program.
Then, overnight, the fat starts to melt off and I finally drop the inches.
My point is that people do the same thing in both exercise and in business — we quit after we’ve done the sweat and hard work, but RIGHT BEFORE we see results. So, I challenge you to stay off the scale and just trust in the fact that you’re growing stronger, getting more productive, gaining focus, getting rid of stress in a healthier manner, and that the fat loss will be the result, but possibly not as quickly as you’d hoped.
Although, for some, like my mother — she has started slimming down already and, if I didn’t love her, I’d probably have to say ugly things about her right now about keeping the good genes and passing on the bad ones. 😉
So, please continue because I care about each of you and also, totally selfishly, I also need your support. So, no, you can’t quit. Keep focusing on how much easier the exercises are getting and just wait — the fat loss will happen for each of us, at its own pace, but it will happen.
Please check in below with your thoughts. 🙂
Oh, and here’s a video that Scott did about Hypothyroid, for anyone else who may be in the same boat:
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