Why is my new workout routine causing me to gain weight?

HELP!!!!!!
Let’s talk about weight gain when you are working out consistently and eating right! So, I recently started a new work out program. I must say it’s a pretty advanced program that has me sore after every session, For example, if the day is hamstrings and glútes you better believe I am sore within the next 48 hours! I must admit I like it! I like how I feel when I’m done with each vigorous workout, BUT what I don’t like is how my scale went up 7 pounds! Yes I know, we shouldn’t focus so much on the scale or a number that’s on it but my mind has always been set to look at a number… (pretty silly I know)! We should always focus on how we feel, how our clothes are fitting, and hell even the inches lost but I feel like a balloon! Now for women it’s different than men, we have all these girly things going on that makes our weight fluctuate often! That statement makes me cringe but it’s the truth! I know that for most of us who start a workout regimen and eat right it can get sooooo discouraging and make us want to give up but we can’t! I have been consistent for a while now and if I haven’t said it enough that spike on the scale really has me worked up to a certain point, but let’s also remember stress plays a factor in weight loss and must be minimized for our bodies to respond well. Now according to google the reason we gain weight when starting a new workout regimen is this simple, “A new exercise regimen puts stress on your muscle fibers. This causes small micro tears, also known as micro trauma, and some inflammation. … Your body responds to the micro tears and inflammation in two ways that cause temporary water weight gain.” I did some research and pretty much every source said the same thing a different way. I enjoyed reading this article on the Shape website https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/help-why-does-my-workout-cause-weight-gain check it out! Has this happened to you? Is this happening to you? What did or are you doing to cope with this temporary water weight gain? I’d love to read your feedback!
Let’s talk about
weight gain when you are working out consistently and eating right! So, I recently started a new work out program. I must say it’s a pretty advanced program that has me sore after every session, For example, if the day is hamstrings and glútes you better believe I am sore within the next 48 hours! I must admit I like it! I like how I feel when I’m done with each vigorous workout, BUT what I don’t like is how my scale went up 7 pounds! Yes I know, we shouldn’t focus so much on the scale or a number that’s on it but my mind has always been set to look at a number… (pretty silly I know)! We should always focus on how we feel, how our clothes are fitting, and hell even the inches lost but I feel like a balloon! Now for women it’s different than men, we have all these girly things going on that makes our weight fluctuate often! That statement makes me cringe but it’s the truth! I know that for most of us who start a workout regimen and eat right it can get sooooo discouraging and make us want to give up but we can’t! I have been consistent for a while now and if I haven’t said it enough that spike on the scale really has me worked up to a certain point, but let’s also remember stress plays a factor in weight loss and must be minimized for our bodies to respond well. Now according to google the reason we gain weight when starting a new workout regimen is this simple, “A new exercise regimen puts stress on your muscle fibers. This causes small micro tears, also known as micro trauma, and some inflammation. … Your body responds to the micro tears and inflammation in two ways that cause temporary water weight gain.” I did some research and pretty much every source said the same thing a different way. I enjoyed reading this article on the Shape website https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/help-why-does-my-workout-cause-weight-gain check it out! Has this happened to you? Is this happening to you? What did or are you doing to cope with this temporary water weight gain? I’d love to read your feedback!

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Gym Playlist!

If you are a fitness freak like myself I’m almost sure you sit and shuffle your most favorite songs to get you through the workout! I mean of course sometimes I listen to motivational podcasts but I’m being honest here a go hard playlist can make the workout seem quicker and make you chase that pump a little harder. I am an Apple Music type of gal, although there’s nothing wrong with Spotify or Pandora my preference is definitely Apple Music. So I want to share

my most recent Play list with you guys! I wont type out all of the songs but I hope my screen shots work and can give your playlist a little twist. What kind of music gets you through your workout? Don’t be shy! Share your songs with me in the comments below!
 Let’s build an endless workout playlist for these killer workouts we do!

XoXo,

Protein Pancake Recipe!

Protein Pancakes
If you’re  anything of a fitness freak/enthusiast or just someone who is always looking for new recipes to try I have

the perfect morning starter for you! The other morning I was thinking of something easy and healthy to make and had a craving for pancakes! I said to myself “OK, Im trying to eat healthy here.” I began to look up different recipes and made one to cater to my fitness needs/goals. Take a look and try this yummy recipe for yourself! You won’t regret it!

Ingredients:
2 scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Large Banana
1/8 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of Salt
2 Eggs

Add One Scoop of Protein to your egg whites

This is how it should look ones they are mixed together
Ingredients I used

Coconut oil to prevent pancakes from sticking!
Did you try this recipe? Let me know what you think!

Hello Fresh Review

HelloFresh is an international meal delivery company with a presence in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. I ordered a family meal package and had it delivered Tuesday. At first I was


not to sure if I was going to like the food they sent but was eager to try it. My meal box arrived and I unwrapped it. The food was well packaged and I like how they put the two ice pack sheets in the box to make sure the meat didn’t go bad. I unboxed my package and put it away in my fridge. The next day I finally got up and prepared my first meal, which was mini meatloaves, red cabbage and sweet potato wedges. The recipes were super easy to follow and WOW the cook time was less than 35 minutes! I was amazed at how delicious everything came out. Hello Fresh sends you everything you need to make the meals from the produce and meat down to the seasoning. Take a look at my cooking photos:

I absolutely LOVE the idea of this company and will continue to order! Try it out and use my code for 40.00 off your first box! You cancel or skip weeks anytime and its all easily done through an app on your phone. Let me know what recipes you try or are your fave!

More photos of my second meal:



My Locker was broken into at Xsport Fitness Norridge

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted in a while as there has been SOOOO much going on. You all know I am a fitness freak. I love to work out and get my sweat on, well last week Thursday following my daily routine I dropped my daughter off at school and was super excited to hit the gym because

I made a killer leg workout I wanted to try. I got to the Xsport Fitness parked my car and walked into the locker room. I had my headphones and all my workout gadgets with me. Let me remind you I NEVER take a purse with my important documents in it. I had my passport and license and social security in it. I needed these documents for an appointment I had after the gym. I did have cash and of course some makeup and just things I felt I wanted to carry in my purse. Well while I was upstairs away from my locker I received two alerts that my chase debit card was being used. I immediately called Chase thinking I had dropped my debit card. I had it canceled but I was like over thinking how I could have possible dropped my card. Well I hurry to finish my workout because I thought maybe someone broke into my car. When I get to my locker I noticed my lock wasn’t on and no where to be found. At that moment my heart dropped. I felt a rush of tears because as I opened my locker my purse was missing. I panicked I had no clue what to do! How could this happen?? Ive been going to Xsport Fitness for years. I then contacted the manager Kamila who I must say I appreciate a lot because she was so helpful in identifying the person. I did contact Norridge police to make a police report. Officer Cortez who is also an amazing person for helping me and being so patient and answering my questions and hearing me rant no matter what did everything he could do to make sure everything was done in a timely manner . We know who the girl is and I even ran into her at the gym. She was there three times after I was robbed and possibly could have been ripping others off as well. I am now waiting on the “detectives” who I’m not so happy with because they are dragging their feet on arresting her. I did want to update my readers because I have been posting about it on social media. Ive been so lazy to go to the gym since this has happened I just feel such a negative energy now and its not cool. Im going to resume my normal activities but I hope this thief is caught and put behind bars
Photo of the damage she did to the locker to get my lock off: 

This is what she looks like:

Here is a video to my Facebook of when I saw her and recorded her at the gym: 

The countdown begins!

Let me start by saying HAPPPPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!! This is my first post of the year and yes I am going to tell you about a different weight loss approach I have taken that is finally doing me justice!

I am on the clock to get back in shape I have some photo shoots coming up that I’m really excited about!!! So…

As most of us know being a mom is tough we work so hard to take care of our little ones that we kind of put ourselves last. Well I was on a low fat diet that DID now work due to me moving and school and work. So I started researching other options of what I could possibly do. I needed something that was going to give me results to motivate me! Well while shopping the isles of Walmart one night I saw these Atkins starter kits. I’ve heard of the Atkins diet but never really wanted to invest my time to learn about it. I decided why not let me read the book and see what it’s about! I read the book in one day. The next day I went to buy the foods and started my Atkins journey December 30, 2013. I must say so far I have lost 4 pounds so about a pound a day which is NOT bad at all. Even though the very first day I had the worst headache and felt somewhat ill it was worth it! I now have energy I haven’t had since before I had my daughter! I’ve been tempted to work out but am holding out until I’m done with the induction phase. I am planning to do the induction phase for a month since I want to lose about 50 pounds! Honestly if anyone is considering Atkins I say go for it! I’m not left hungry and I don’t get cravings. Who wouldn’t want to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast?? Lol if any one is reading this and has tried the Atkins diet please share your success story with me!  This is the book I read and keep with me for reference.

Two Day Detox…… Results

Well today is the end of the two day detox I started, and I must say…
I feel soooo damn good! I feel more energetic and a lot less BLOATED. After today I am starting a new meal plan which I’m very excited about, but this post is about the detox. Let me show you what I ate in two days… I drank only green tea and water. I think this is a PERFECT way to restart your body to continue a healthy lifestyle.

Grilled Chicken and Sauteed Spinach with Pico De Gallo (Lunch)

Pepper Cucumber w/Dash of Vinegar and Green Tea

Grilled Chicken with Romaine Lettuce and Corn
Black beans, Corn, Sauteed Spinach and Romaine lettuce
Yes I made all of these dishes with these simple ingredients. I am so proud of everyone who joined this journey with me. I cant wait to show you all the other recipes I have in store.