16 year female, 5"5',
Starting weight- 164 lbs
Current- 151-152 lbs
GOAL- 110 lbs
Hi, for my senior project I am doing weight-loss & fitness and Muay Thai(which I haven't started yet). I finally got a gym membership at 24 hour fitness and have been going since the beginning if July. I want to lose 20-50 pounds.
At first I did cardio with riding a bike to the gym and using the machines there, and my own random workout routine. I finally decided I wanted more exercises so I have been using the app on android, more specifically the Lean Muscle Build/Weight Loss one.
I'm not sure if I should give you all the details but recently I have reached this point where my weight hovers around 151. The previous week I had weighed myself and loss 2.8 pounds leaving me at 150.8. Then somehow after I work out and all I weight 151.8. I heard it's not the best time to weigh yourself after a workout but when I first started my workouts, I would lose weight and not gain. A couple of people that I talked to have said that weight training will make you gain weight so now I'm considering doing only lighter stuff and to do more cardio. I feel like I'm weaker and not getting any stronger from weights anyways.
I don't understand it. It's not new to me with these weird weight fluctuations but it's annoying and I feel lost. I've been dieting with a 1300-1500 calorie diet the same and recording it, exercising(5-6 days a week), switching things up, and etc. Like really trying. I do feel kind of tired when working out but I have to get back into the groove after not being able to go the gym as much as I'd like for 2 weeks. I used to go almost everyday before and even eventually got a cold. I guess my metabolism slowed down. Am I overworking myself and has my body gone into famine mode?
I'm worried about this plateau. I don't see any results anymore for weight training/cardio and my diet. I've read options about fasting, zig-zagging calories, or just taking a break. I've also read to lower your intake again and increase your workout intensity and switch up the routine. At this time, if I do lower my calories and make my workouts more intense my body might just give out again and make things worse. I already don't do the same things everyday ya know?
I know this isn't the most clearest but what do you think and what can I do to break a weight plateau?
Do I have to jog up my metabloism somehow, take a healthy break or is it basically only a duration of time that you have to wait to pass before you can lose more weight?
Please help. I need guidance.