So I joined the gym just after christmas and have been going to the gym ever since, my sessions mainly consit of 30-50mins cardio and about 20mins weights. I have changed this up a bit lately and have started doing more weights than cardio mainly due to not loosing any weight!!
I'm twenty two years old and two years ago I began gaining weight at a very fast speed, going up two dress sizes within 6 months, from a size 10 to a 14/16, due to this I had a lot of tests done as my diet hadnt changed and I was very active walking miles and exercising on a reg. The hospital finally put it down to a hormone imbalance told me to go on the pill (had very heavy periods with it) and said that I would have trouble maintaining a healthy weight but NOT impossible.
Since then I have been going to the gym, my cardio I always change up from doing treadmil, bike, crosstrainer, stepper, and rower. With weights I mainly focus on my legs as they are full of cellulite after putting on loads of weights, I also do my arms but not as much. When I first started going to the gym, I started off doing 3 days a week, now I am doing 5-7 days, as well as getting my 10,000 steps in. (have a fitbit which is very helpful for tracking)
Diet wise, I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast which consists of soya milk or water, lunch it varies daily from rice and beans, to seasoned chicken and veg or even a stir fry. Dinner is normally chicken or fish again with potatoes, veg or salad. I allow myself one cheat meal a week mainly because I am a massive foodie and I would fall off the wagon without one! Ive recently restricted myself to 1,000 calories a day and when I do have a cheat meal I will work it off in the gym.
Even after nearly seven months I have gained even more weight!! I am now nearly another dress size up to a size 18!!! I went shopping the other day and nearly came away crying because nothing fit me! And I'm starting to feel really deflated after working so hard and getting no where! I think the most change has been in my legs, they are more toned and I have lost two inches from my thighs but nothing else!! My stomach is my main concern as its very flabby especially on the lower half of it.
After seven months of no progress I have no idea what I'm doing wrong!! I know my doctors said it would be harder to maintain a healthy weight but not impossible! Ive already restricted myself to 1,000 calories a day and if I go any lower I will seriously put myself at risk of starving myself! I cant spend 24/7 in the gym, I'm already spending 6-7 hours a week in there! I'm just starting to feel really down and depressed about the situation, if anyone has any tips or any way they can help itd be much appreciated!