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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #15 on: 22 April 2018, 03:07:40 PM »
Not just that! After you exercise your body stores more glycogen (a form of sugar molecule that is easy to break apart so is good for quick energy - this is the same molecule that is stored by the liver and released when you have a sudden low blood sugar, but it's also stored in your muscles to be readily used, like trail mix!). Basically it thinks to itself, hey, if we needed all that energy just then, we might be needing something similar in the near future! Thing is that glycogen is 3 parts water to one part glucose, so glycogen molecules are heavy!

Other thing is that when you exercise, especially if you're a bit sore the next day, that means there's some swelling/inflammation in your muscles as they try to adapt to what you are asking of them (literally, the muscle cells are broken down and rebuilt as more "fit", so it's like a mini-healing process that happens). And that can also mean a little extra water and other stuff being retained around the muscles. TOTALLY normal to see weight go up immediately after a workout.

Working out doesn't burn fat directly off your body, what it does is to burn through those glycogen stores in your muscles first. So if you hadn't gone for a workout, normally your body would turn to those glycogen stores to fuel normal metabolic stuff (digestion, breathing, etc.) and would never touch your fat stores. Thing is that if that glycogen has already been used up to give you energy to exercise with, then that evening (say) when your metabolic needs come looking for energy, THEY are the ones that have to dip into your fat stores. So working out doesn't make you lose weight immediately the next day, and often actually makes the scales go up temporarily. But do it regularly enough and your metabolism will be burning off fat stores often enough that those fat stores will decrease!
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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #16 on: 23 April 2018, 12:18:28 AM »
I've never seen that explained so clearly before Nytquil - thanks very much!
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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #17 on: 23 April 2018, 02:28:00 AM »
My pleasure! :)
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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #18 on: 24 April 2018, 09:28:46 AM »
Thank you so much for that information Nytquill.  It now makes sense to me.  The one thing I did notice the following day after the exercise was that my legs and thighs including my knees, were much bigger than normal.  I thought it was probably water but didn't know why I had suddenly retained so much.   

I am off to the gym and aqua fit again tomorrow.  Some of the exercises I can do at home and I have also been doing a lot of gardening.  However, I will try to get into a better routine and go more often after our holiday. 

Sedge, thank you for Pete's comment.  I am very big boned so I hope I don't end up looking like a sumo wrestler!
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #19 on: 24 April 2018, 12:35:39 PM »
Ah yeah Pauline - but just think - as all what they erroneously think are rolls of fat are actually muscles - they'll soon regret saying that to you!
Jenny

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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #20 on: 26 April 2018, 09:09:04 AM »
I went to the gym yesterday but after half an hour with frequent rests, my back was really hurting so I stopped doing it.  I couldn't remember all the exercises I had to do either.  I used the bike and the treadmill (8 minutes on each), stepped up and down onto a platform, went from sitting to standing 15 times and used the 1kg weights to strengthen my arms.   I had a rest for 40 minutes then went to aquafit.  That was hard work this week but I wasn't in any pain by then.  I may drop the gym and just do swimming and aquafit in the future.  Some of the gym exercises I could do at home.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018  Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Joined the gym
« Reply #21 on: 26 April 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
That sounds like a plan Pauline.
Patti


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