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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weigh-in Wednesday and creatine

Starting weight: 176.4 
Last week weight: 129.6
Current weight:  130.0
Current loss:  +0.4
TOTAL LOSS:  -46.4

I'm not making excuses (cause my workouts and nutrition have been on point - see below), but there are a couple of things that contributed to this gain:
  1. My cheat meal on Sunday night.
  2. A new supplement I started taking: creatine. 
Sunday night, Anthony and I went out with my friend and her husband who we haven't seen in forever.  We met at a local bar, and before we got there, I already decided to make it my cheat meal.  Fire-baked pizza and burgers... so yummy!  Plus, I did a KILLER workout on Saturday, so it was well deserved.

And about that new supplement I'm taking... 

I get the feeling a lot of females get nervous about creatine because it's usually associated with guys who use it to get HUGE in the weight room, but that's not the case.  In my non-scientific, non-professional understanding, creatine helps boost your performance in high-intensity, short workouts (like HIIT, weight lifting, sprinting) by allowing your body to push more than it could without the supplement.  

Creatine does cause some water retention - anywhere from 1 - 5 lbs. - in your skeletal muscles (not like the joyous monthly bloating of TOM), so this is where part of the gain might be coming from, too.  No big deal to me because you lose that water weight when you stop taking creatine (which I'll do in about a month or two).

Other than that, exercise and clean eating are going AWESOME!!!  Measurements coming tomorrow.

7 comments:

Lisa@The Daily RUNdown said...

Good JOb on a week of clean eats and great workouts!

Maren said...

You've done a good job though! Those +.4 could just as well be food in your stomach. Shake it off!

Leigh C. said...

+.4 could be the weight of the clothing you were wearing...or you didn't dry off completely after exiting the shower. You're doing great:)

sam said...

nice as fast success good job . well done from my side keep updating .

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Raeesa Samizdat said...

Just started using creatine and so long as I keep hydrated, it has improved my workouts tremendously!

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