Below is my photo update. What do you think?
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Photo Update - Jay Schuerman (Day 29)
I wake up this morning and still feel like a cheese puff. I love lifting weights but hate it when I first start. The water retention I am experiencing right now is making me feel like the Marshmallow Man. I know that the "swelling/retention" will go down when I become more accustomed to my lifting routine. I start my disciplined eating, cardio, etc and see a little change. Then I pick up weight lifting again and bam, I feel like I am going backwards. This is a temporary thing and it just comes with the territory. That is why I call it my Ugly Duckling stage. Soon my body will be more efficient at recovery and this water will flush out. This retention is just another reason I do not weigh very often. Consider, a gallon of water weighs about 8#'s. With 128 ounces in a gallon, it doesn't take many 16 ounce glasses of retained water to make you weigh more. The scale is my tool, not my guide.
Thoughts by Jay Schuerman