I've seen a lot of these types of posts on here, but I just quickly wanted to see if I can get some advice?
I have been going to the gym 3-4x per week for about a month now (30 mins cardio, roughly 45 mins weight training per time). I really don’t have time to go more often than this due to work, so I try to do both cardio and weights in one day. I tend to split the days weights into upper body, lower body and core, so I tend to go 3x as I find I’m too sore otherwise and need a break between the days.
My diet is good, I usually eat around 1100-1400 calories per day (depending on if I exercise of not), and try to keep my macros as recommended by myfitnesspal. According to my Versa, I burn around 2000 calories on days when I don’t go to the gym (I sit at a desk all day, try to get up and move every hour or so), and between 2700-3000 on days where I do go. I drink around 1-1.5 litres of water or other non-fizzy drinks, e.g. sugar-free squash/cordial per day, but on the higher side of this when I go to the gym.
Some stats about me – I am female, 24 years old, 5’7” and weigh around 190lbs, so I have a lot to lose. I have been at this for just over a month now, so I would have expected the scales to start dropping by now, but I have actually put on around 2lbs. I am losing inches, which I know is important, but as I am overweight I would have expected to be losing weight as well?
Not sure what to do really – any advice? I would really like to see the scales start moving soon as it’s very demotivating. Thanks in advance.