Good day, all!
I'll get right to it.
Have your weight loss results stopped? Or never got started?
Before you blame a fitness plateau for your not getting results let’s take a hard look at the following, such as:
Your Diet: It’s human nature to begin to slip on your nutrition after a few weeks of stringent diligence and maybe a few pounds lost. A small treat here, and a bite of something there, and before you know it you’ve gone back into old eating habits. If your results have stopped then take the next few weeks to track your nutrition and hold yourself accountable for every bite.
Your Workouts: If your nutrition has truly stayed on point then your workouts could be the problem. Are you not giving your all and not finishing on the final few reps? Have you reduced your overall intensity in the gym? Did you skip a few sessions last week? Before you blame a plateau for your reduced results take a really hard look at your effort in the gym. Rededicate yourself to pushing as hard as you can.
Ahh, Your Sleep: This is a tough one for so many people, but you simply must be getting adequate sleep in order to lose fat and develop muscle. Your body needs close to eight hours of sleep each night in order to recover from your workouts and to maintain balanced hormone levels. Getting to bed on time is very important to your fitness results.
If you have tackled the steps above so far, and still don’t see the number on your scale moving in the right direction, then try the last few that I have....such as:
Tracingk Your Efforts: It’s time to get intentional and down to the details with tracking your fitness efforts, from exactly what your workouts consist of, to exactly what and when you eat in order to constantly improve. Make it your goal to outdo yourself every day. If you’re constantly performing better today than you were yesterday, then your plateau will quickly become a distant memory.
Track Your Results: Simply checking your weight on the scale is not a thorough enough measurement for your progress. Start tracking additional metrics for change. Take your measurements. Have your bodyfat tested. Take pictures of yourself weekly (you know you like selfies). It’s important to be fully aware of how your body is changing as a whole unit, not just the number on the scale. You may be surprised to find that your body fat has been dropping while your weight has stayed the same.
See me for additional strategies on breaking through your fitness plateau. Together we will get you on a program that will melt fat and expose shape and definition.
Call or email me today to get started. Let’s do this!
Committed to Your Fitness Success,
Sidney L. West