Hi all! So, I'm a little confused on the weight I've lost recently...I'm hoping someone can maybe explain some things for me. I had a baby 4 months ago, and I had been 143lbs up until two weeks ago. I was lifting weights, breastfeeding, and watching what I ate pretty well. Even with logging, I never budged even a half pound.
So, I started this new workout program, that has 20 min of interval running ...then two rounds of 20reps of I believe 5 or 6 different lifts... then 10 more minutes of cardio... then repeat the lifts. I also started eating the pretty much the same thing everyday so I know exactly where my calories are.
Well, since starting this, every day that I work out, I wake up in the morning and I'm a pound lighter. If I work out two days in a row, I'm down two pounds. And if I go a few days in between, I stay at that weight until I go back to the gym. I thought maybe it was just water from sweating, but my weight doesn't fluctuate AT ALL between workouts. It's very strange to me. Does anyone possibly have any explanation as to why I would not budge at all even with eating properly but then lose a pound consistently the day after working out? I'm not sure if I explained this well enough to understand...but I've always been told, if you eat well, you will lose weight even without working out. And I haven't been at all...but to add this new workout and start dropping weight like crazy, but only on the days I work out is so bizarre to me. I'm not possibly burning that many calories in a day, could I? Or is the exercise just enough to add to my eating that it's putting me at that 3,500 calories burned?