I'm new here and hoping that someone can answer some questions for me. Sorry if this is a little long...
...At the beginning of January I started both working out and watching my food intake (as many do!). I'm about 5'8" and I was 185lbs on January 1st. I joined a gym and I've been consistently going about 5 times a week - some weight training but mostly cardio. I do about 25 minutes of brisk walking at an incline on the treadmill then I'm up to running about 1.25 miles. Then I'll do the elliptical for about another 15 or 20 minutes, followed by weight machines (as outlined by a trainer) or ab stuff.
As for my eating, in the last 2 weeks I've begun to write down everything I eat and I'm averaging about 1500 calories a day, staying about from "white" stuff and drinking only water, and trying to cut out processed snacks. Today, for example, I'll have an egg and 2 whites with some cheese for breakfast on a whole wheat English muffin, an apple for a snack, a whole wheat wrap with chicken and veggies for lunch with a yogurt, salmon, salad and veggies for dinner and some popcorn later.
So my question (if you're still reading
) is why have a gained 1 pound in 4 weeks?! I could have been sitting on the couch and eating cookies and probably only gain a pound in this much time!!
I know, I know, people say "muscle weighs more than fat" yada yada but I'm not doing exercises to bulk up, I'm doing cardio stuff, mostly! What is going on with my body?