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Going to the gym

Is it normal to gain weight when you start going to the gym? My DH and I joined the gym last weekend and I've gone about 4 times since then. I started out around 135 and I'm nearly 140 now. I've been right at 135 for the last year or so, so I'm curious as to why I'm gaining now. I didn't think muscle would show up that quickly.

 
cjsjellybean

Asked by cjsjellybean at 11:26 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • It could be water retention - be sure you are drinking enough water to rehydrate after sweating. I usually add an extra 8 oz bottle of water for every half hour I work out.
    5BabyBees

    Answer by 5BabyBees at 11:29 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Well, muscle weighs more than fat. You aren't eating more now, are you? Because you are hungrier or think 'I will work it off at the gym?'
    beckie66

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:28 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Muscle does show up pretty quickly. If you are eating more because you feel tired after the gym, this could be the reason, too.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 11:29 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • My eating habits definitely haven't changed. I'll try drinking more water!!
    cjsjellybean

    Comment by cjsjellybean (original poster) at 11:33 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Muscle weighs more than far :)
    buzymamaof3

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 11:47 AM on Jul. 19, 2010