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14st 7lbs 
30th-Dec-2011 01:11 pm
Shifty
This "muscle weighs more than fat" thing is easier to understand in theory than in practice. I weighed myself at the gym today and at 14st 7lbs am almost as heavy as I've ever been; but although I've still got plenty of fat on me it's visibly nowhere near as much as it used to be, I'm wearing smaller trousers than when I weighed a couple of stone less, and I don't feel as if I'm on the verge of starting to waddle. I can tell I've bulked up around my chest and arms (adding muscle has been my personal trainer's main theme for the last six weeks) but it's still odd to be feeling lighter while the scales tell me I'm a lot heavier. But I think I'm going to go back to marking my weight on the blog, to keep track of it even if that doesn't actually say much about my fitness levels. And we're now going into six weeks of focusing on burning fat anyway so maybe there will be some change in that direction.

My trainer's started a new routine he's been putting all his clients on, which I got the "pleasure" of trying out for the first time today (lots of short resistance exercises done quickly with very little rest in between to give you cardio at the same time.) Apparently I did the whole thing in one of the fastest times so far, although it transpires this is because I didn't have to take a break halfway through to go throw up. (He's never made me throw up so far; despite his protestations to the contrary, I'm convinced he views this as a challenge.)
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