What To Do When Your Workout Becomes Stagnate

February 15

It happens to the best of us; even fitness women who are seasoned athletes experience an idle period in their workout program where it seems like no effective change is taking place. That’s probably because you’ve reached a plateau in your exercise plan and need to rev things up a bit.

Jillian was a young lady who wanted to lose about 25 pounds. She hired a women’s fitness trainer. She was committed to taking the weight off and did great on her diet for the first month. Exercising six days a week, she could feel her body becoming stronger in just the first 30 days. Best of all, she lost a total of 9 pounds. This was more than a third of the weight that she had set out to lose.

Although her fitness trainer cautioned her that she may not see that big of a result every month, Jillian was sorely disappointed when the following month she had only lost an additional 3 pounds. “I don’t understand,” she cried one day, “I’m doing all the same things yet I’m seeing fewer and fewer results.”

Jillian’s fitness trainer could see the writing on the wall. If she didn’t help her client mix things up a bit, Jillian was going to lose all motivation to keep up her diet and fitness plan. If allowed to give up, all of her hard work will have been for nothing. Not to mention the ill effects on her body by bringing her workouts to a complete halt.

The next day, when Jillian showed up at the gym, her trainer had a jump rope and an exercise ball. She taught Jillian some new exercises and showed her how to advance some of her old exercises by using the ball. The jump rope not only provided a fun cardio exercise, but also became an implement for stretching exercises and resistance training.

At the end of the session, Jillian’s fitness trainer presented her with a little book. “It’s your own personal fitness journal and I think you will find that it will help to remind you of all of the hard work and progress that you are making. A journal can be a great asset to keep you motivated, even when your workout becomes stagnate.

Fitness4Her believes that a fitness journal is part of the tried and true trilogy to any successful fitness program. My program has three parts, a diet that you can live with, an exercise plan that’s easy to follow and a journal to show your results. It’s the secret to Empower Beauty® and it’s possible for each and every one of you.

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  1. Very nice and informative article, let me share my fitness story with dear readers. I used to be very fit and athlete, but with the passage of time I became lazy and developed a habit of eating and sleeping along with no exercise. Which deposited around 25 – 30 Kilo of fat into my stomach, face, legs and all over my body? Everyday when I looked in the mirror I had thought today I will start exercising, which was clearly a false promising to myself, again with the passage of time I realized now enough is enough I have to do something to get rid of this fat. So I stepped on to the thread mill and started running 40 Minutes everyday at 9 Miles per hour. Right after finishing a marathon every day I then take the free weight and start building my shoulders and biceps, chest and etc. 3 Days continues exercise and 2 days rest which continued over the period of 3 months and I have now lost 22 Kilo of fat and I have started to look young and energetic once again. I recommend everyone who is facing the same symptoms of fatness try to get fit, it is really easy and not difficult at all. Thank you

  2. Zahid Khan on 02/15/2010 at 10:45 am
  3. Congrats!! I start to do the same….well 45 minutes everyday, total 5K!! I hope to share the same positive results than you!

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