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March 18, 2013 11:26 AM
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I have heard that weight gain is normal after 2-3 weeks of Insanity, but I'm now on Week 5! My clothes feel better, but it would be nice to stop seeing the scale creep up!

Edited by abwendt On March 18, 2013 11:34 AM
March 18, 2013 11:28 AM
No advice but you look much leaner, great results!
March 18, 2013 11:29 AM
I gained 9 pounds doing Insanity!!
March 18, 2013 11:32 AM
I am on week three, and gained a pound. But, from what I hear from 95% of other people is that they had the same thing happen, and then the last 2 weeks it melted off! So I am going to continue and cross my fingers! Plus it is making me stronger for sure!
March 18, 2013 11:55 AM
Muscles is more dense than fat! As you're cutting and scultping you're gaining muscles. It's ok.. it will balance out.
March 18, 2013 11:57 AM
You definitely look leaner in the second pic! Ignore the scale and replace it with measuring tape. You may be retaining water which is why the scale weight went up. Great job!
March 18, 2013 12:12 PM
Look how lslim you are in the second pic, nice job! You'll see the bulk of your results Month 2, and the scale will start creeping down then (for most people). However, I didn't lose any weight my first round of Insanity, I actually gained 7 lbs. Don't become discouraged because losing inches and adding lean muscle is always better than losing pounds. Stay on course!
March 18, 2013 12:47 PM
Thanks everyone, that is really encouraging. I'm up 5 lbs since starting insanity and just started Week 5 today. I'll try to get some measurements and hopefully be less frustrated with those results!
March 18, 2013 12:54 PM
Looking at the pictures there is a noticable difference. I would agree and replace the scale with a tape measure. The tape measure tells the real story
March 18, 2013 1:09 PM
You look great in the 2nd pic ... outstanding work. I'm midway through my 2nd week of Insanity (didn't have a Monday start date) and I'm up 3-4 lbs. I do my workout daily, did the calorie equation / subtracted 500 for loss - and my macros are at 40/30/30 (trying to cut more fat and make it 40/40/20 as suggested).

Knowing you are doing something so great for your body and watching the scale go in the opposite direction of where you want it to go is annoying but I read enough blogs and threads on this to know we shouldn't be alarmed.
June 12, 2013 5:43 PM
I know this post is pretty old, but I need help. I am starting week 6 of insanity, and I'm up 7 pounds. I want to cry every time I get on the scale because I have been working so freaking hard! I can tell a difference in my weekly pictures that I am finally getting a gap between my thighs (which is awesome). But what is up with the weight gain? My face and stomach feels puffs... water weight? I don’t get it. Anyone else have this problem? How can I fix it?
June 12, 2013 5:47 PM
Don't sweat it! I gained 3 lbs the first 2 wks myself. Stay away from the scale and measure. Your holding on the water ( swelling in muscles) sect. Its way normal because you're shocking your body. I was so depressed then found out I'd lost 10 inches. Fit into clothes I wore at 11 lbs lighter :-) forget the scale. Who cares what u weigh its how you look
June 12, 2013 5:52 PM
Who cares if you're gaining? The number is meaningless--you look fantastic!! Just use measurements!
June 12, 2013 5:52 PM
"I look 15 lb. lighter, but am gaining weight, thus allowing me to eat more food. Woe is me." - OP
June 12, 2013 5:53 PM

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I have heard that weight gain is normal after 2-3 weeks of Insanity, but I'm now on Week 5! My clothes feel better, but it would be nice to stop seeing the scale creep up!


you look noticeably leaner, and better.

who cares what the scale says.. focus on body composition! you look great!
June 12, 2013 5:55 PM
I would NOT be complaining. Step away from the scale and look at yourself. Don't worry!


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