I was a little surprised at my gain this week.
I had done great on my diet, I worked out awesome.. what was it?
One of my LOVELY followers wrote to me:
"Super Sore = Water Retention... It'll Flush out!"
I had never heard of this before... and was shocked to learn how much your weight can fluctuate just by retaining water!
I found an AMAZING article that cleared things up for me on the Live Strong Website, you can read it HERE.
Basically, when you train with weights you are susceptible to something called DOMS.
DOMS stands for: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Aside from the obvious symptoms: Soreness & Reduced range of motion,
I read this:
"what you may not anticipate is the slight weight gain of a few pounds a day or two after your workout. Don't worry. The extra weight is just water due to inflammation that will go away in a few days."
I also read that It could take up to 96 hours to go away!
Since I am dedicating my life to becoming a HEALTHY & FIT person, I am GOING to be weight training several times throughout the week.
What is the point of weighing myself weekly if the weight is just fluctuating because of water retention?
Well guys, It's been real, but I am now and forever switching to:
So My next weigh in will Officially be November 11th...
MARK your calendars ;)
I think this will be better for me.
It is NOT healthy to be obsessed with the number on the scale.
I will be sharing more about this soon, with a blast to my past, and share with you guys something very personal...My sister and the story behind her eating disorder.
This is also somthing that is motivating me to move to monthly weigh ins... ANYWHO!
Lets check out todays wod:
Quite honestly, I do NOT know what everything in this wod even is... guess I will find out at the gym ;)
Have a fabulous day!