i want to be one of those infomercial people who say zumba made them lose 50 lbs
February 9, 2012 12:47 AM Subscribe
why is my scale being a little bitch? i've been going to zumba classes for over a month and haven't dropped a single pound yet.
posted by carielewyn to health & fitness (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
and it's not just me, 2 of my friends have noticed the same problem. the weird part is that all our clothes fit better/looser. what's going on?
i don't think it's possible for -weight +muscle to =weight plateau, but maybe i'm wrong.
the details: we are all females between ages 30 and 35 who aren't pregnant or have any new health issues. we are all overweight and have been eating healthier for months or years, and we've all lost weight overall, but ever since we started dancing (4 classes a week), the weight loss has stopped.
one of us has always had a junkfood fetish, she spends 8 hours at the gym on weekends, and she has lost 100 lbs over the past 2 or 3 years while doing this.
one of us isn't as overweight as the other 2, she eats normal food (not always fast food, but not always salads either), she did almost no activity before, but joined weight watchers last year and lost a few lbs while counting calories, and has lost nothing once zumba started.
and one of us has been mostly vegan for about a year, is a homebody, only exercised sporadically during the summer, and lost about 40 lbs last year while doing this.
even though our food intake is completely different, none of us has changed the way we eat for months, so i don't think food is a factor. we've all lost weight slowly and steadily, but not this year.
i used the bodybugg for one of the zumba classes and it said i burned 600 calories during that one hour. all the songs/moves are the same every class, so i only wore it that one time. i've worn it for other workouts and it has remained consistent, an hour of treadmill walking on a slight incline is 500 calories, 15 minutes of walking a trail with hills is 150 calories, etc. and we do work up a sweat, so it's not the lack of exercise in the zumba classes that can be blamed.