lift to lose
This month I skipped my 4 month post baby body update. I didn’t feel like very much had changed from 3 months, but there will be a 5 month update coming up in the next couple weeks. Since I started losing weight it’s been a consistent 3 pounds a month, which I am very happy with.
What’s more exciting than seeing the number go down on the scale is feeling the difference. I’m beginning to shrink and it’s great because….
I’m fitting back into some pre-pregnancy jeans!
Not that I mind the elastic waist of maternity jeans, but they were starting to be a bit too big.
Since we’re here today talking about weight loss, let’s chat about something that I think is key to changing your body.
Lifting weights or your own body weight will help you create muscle. Muscle burns more calories at rest than fat. Muscle is also more dense than fat, so although you may weigh more or see no change in the scale, you will feel smaller as you start to add muscle and lose fat. Sounds pretty cool right? I think so.
But also remember to make it challenging!! You want to feel the challenge when you strength train. I’ve said it before and will say it again, challenge creates change. If it’s to easy and you’re not really making your muscle work, they aren’t going to be changing and growing. We want to make them work.
This is why I lift heavy weights.
My strength training consists of teaching body pump twice a week and bootcamp once + more if I cover extra classes.
Thoughts on lifting and weight loss? How often do you strength train? Do you like to challenge yourself?