Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You learn something new everyday!

I was chatting to my Dad the other day and he was telling me that he had been to the gym that week and the lady there had told him that it can take up to six months for people to see results from their workouts.

My response was "six months" thats a long time and he said Yeah apparently your body basically goes into shock mode particularly if you haven't done anything for a while (like me) and it holds on to all the fat stores you have cause it thinks it will need it to keep up with the extra activity you are doing.

I was a little bit shocked at this but then thought about it and said is that why I always put on weight when I first start going to the gym rather than lose it. Probably was the answer I received.

I do lose centremetres after a while of going to the gym but never have I lost a lot of weight straight away. What I would like to know then is how do people stay motivated to go to the gym when they are not seeing any results. I can tell you that I will go all gung ho for a month and get my bum out of bed at 5am to do the classes. Which let me tell you is no easy thing. I do like my sleep. And then I will just stop going because I think what is the point!

Has this happened to you? If so how do you keep going? Or are you one of the lucky ones that lose the weight straight away?


  1. No i put on as soon as I get back into the exercising habit!

  2. Hmmmm. Mostly I put it on. Usually I drop cm's really fast. The weight loss comes later. Very interesting, very interesting indeed.