Re: Bringing Anxiety to it's Knees; A Golden Life Waiting to Happen I beg to differ. I've lifted weights soley, and I only gained muscle, never lost fat. Because 1. I didn't do any cardio, 2. My diet was mediocre. I still don't plan on lifting any until April 25, a couple weeks isn't too much for some people, and I find I may be needing more than a mere week to recover completely.