This is very good news. It's definitely in my legs as well!! I did measure myself tonight and I have lost an inch in my waist and hip area! So YAY!!! Thanks for the uplifting information!!!!
Originally Posted by sxcT
Bride2012 you look awesome and I love VS bikinis....great choice!!
For those of you who have gained weight also keep in mind that when you workout and you use your muscles they get full of liquid, water, lactic acid, etc.
(taken from a website)
When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thingâ€”not something to worry about.
However, despite what the scale says, you are actually losing fat during this time. The extra water retention will stop once your body has adjusted to its new activity level. At that point, the scale should start moving down. You'll end up with less fat, and muscles that can handle a larger amount of work.
For me its especially my legs that do this. When I train legs they swell up so bad for a few days. Pants and jeans are always tighter in the thigh area during that time which sucks but I know what it is and I am back to normal in a few days. And then I do it all over again LOL. So don't get discouraged if your not seeing the scale move. Just stop weighing yourself altogether because it's not like a certain number on the scale will mean you look hot in your dress/bikini. What matters is the measuring tape and what you see in the mirror. That is what will show you progress.
Keep at it ladies!!!