I am back on the gym train since early June. I had put my membership on hold and just watched my calories until I could go back this July 2nd.
I had been pretty heavy on the cardio and especially weights since I went back, and was sore last week, but feeling pretty good this week. I also went to the gym only once this week (I know, bad me, I had an appointment and a horrible time at work). I plan to start back religiously on Monday!
Anyway, to my question.
I did my measurements back in April, and have not done them again until today. Everything went down or stayed the same except my waist and hips. They both went up 1 to 3 inches to the point that those areas matched my measurements I logged back in February! Oh my.. Funny thing is my weight is lower than in February! (but not the lowest it has been) at 198 lbs.
Can anyone give me ideas on what is happening here -could it be water retention, maybe from sore muscles since I did a bit of lifting and squats at home yesterday morning?
I am someone who does retain water very easily. Any time I eat a bit more salt, don't drink an extra cup of water, or have a beer I retain pounds worth. Is there a way to not fluctuate so much?
I try not to let these things get to me, but it just made me so sour this morning