I have been working with a trainer 3 days a week for almost a year. There is very little change in my weight - in fact I am up a few pounds, but I can see the muscle definition, especially in my legs, and I can see where I have more endurance and I can lift more weight. I can now do the "planking" he wants me to do with better form.
I come from the "calorie deprivation" mindset, having lost 75 lbs through Weight Watchers. (and I have about 75 more to go) He has proven to me that the natural, healthy "unprocessed" foods make me feel better physically, without obsessing over total calories, but on the quality of the calories I eat. He has banned me from the scale for the most part.
Stick with what you are doing and I am sure you will feel better, look better and have more energy. I have learned it is not about the number on the scale, but health and happiness.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.