When starting a new exercise program or upping the intensity of your current plan, don’t worry about what the scale says! – As your body adapts to the new demands placed on it, the volume of blood in your body can increase up to 1 1/2 litres — to carry more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Muscles that are being worked regularly respond by storing more glycogen and water, increasing their work capacity. If you are doing any work with weights, you will likely be adding lean muscle tissue — lean muscle is denser than body fat. Weight loss from decreasing body fat can be offset by these factors. Trust the tape, the mirror, and how your clothes fit. Slow and steady is the best way to get lasting results. Eating a balanced, clean and moderate diet, and exercising regularly (incorporating some form of strength training into your workouts) will yield the best results.
Todd Dennis, www.NorthStrongFitness.com