Do you ever feel like you go to the gym day after day, exercise like crazy, eat very little, but you are still not losing the weight that you did when you first started working out? It’s at this stage that many ladies lose their motivation.
Is this the inevitable? Will everyone who is trying to lose weight plateau at some point or another? Most ladies claim it happens when you least expect it. You begin exercising and dieting, lose a significant amount of weight and even step up your work out. But then, nothing changes. Day after day, it’s the same routine.
The same routine may be part of the problem. Doing the same routine, even though you take it to the next level, may keep you in this state of limbo. Mix up your workout routine by adding aerobics like running in place after each exercise. You can also add a 15-minute walk or jog in addition to your regular 30 minutes of exercise.
Keep a fitness journal of everything you eat and drink to keep you accountable and help you maintain focus on your goal. Fitness4Her advocates keeping a journal as part of my diet and exercise program. By keeping a record of your food and beverage consumption, you can make decisions on portion control or foods that you are eating. It has been proven that people who keep a fitness journal have a much greater success than those who do not.
Start your day with positive affirmations. Tell yourself that you are losing weight and believe what you say. Look at yourself in the mirror—can you see the changes that are taking place? Do your clothes fit better? Are you stronger and more energetic? These are all signs that your efforts are paying off.
Don’t give up. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Keep focused and continue to work hard towards your fitness goal. You will lose weight and it will stay off this time. You can plot to plummet instead of plateau. Fitness4Her is here to help you—I believe in you and know you can do it!
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