Working out. Not working.

United States
February 5, 2008 9:33am CST
I've started working out a lot more but instead of the toned trimmed body i thought i was going to see, it appears as if I have gained weight. Not good weight either. Any suggestions as to what happened?
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I am not a personal trainer, but I know that doing exercises incorrectly can problems like this. You may need to correct your positioning, maybe have a consultation with a personal trainer. Also, if you are a thin person who works out, you can gain weight as your muscle mass increases. That's not a bad thing; it's your fat to muscle ratio that matters, not what the scale says.
• United States
5 Feb 08
well, it's running and kickboxing that I'm doing and it's with trainers. Also, it's not the number on the scale that's going up necessarily, but how I actually physically look. As in, I look heavier. = (
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• United States
20 Mar 08
I am not a trainer but I know alot about staying in shape and working out, eating right..You have to do a combination of working out right, and eating right, one or the other alone is not going to cut it. this is what I do and it might not work for everyone but it has worked for tons of people...including me. Work out 5 times a week -day one: cardio 1 hour day two: cardio 1 hour day three: cardio 1 hour day four:upper body toning, lifting weights for biceps, triceps,chest,shoulders, etc. day five: lower body toning, for abs, legs, waist etc. Eating Plan. eat 3 meals a day with 2 small snacks in between. for example... -eat breakfest at 9:00am or what ever time breakfest is for you..this is just an example -3 hours later at 12:00pm....a fruit... -3 hours later at 3:00pm.. lunch.. -3 hours later at 6:00pm eat dinner, try not to eat after 8:00pm..and if you get hungry a bit after dinner have a fruit or something with protein..or fiber.. later dinner, and lots and lots of water, try to eliminate sodas, alchol very moderate, and sweets here and there not every day. anyway hope this helps...:)