Help! I am stuck at this weight, I need to get more off, but I just don’t know what to do.
One thing that we hear from people who are on a weight loss programme is that they do great for a month or so, then they get stuck at a certain weight. Does that sound like you?
Now assuming that you are eating the right amount of the right foods (which is not always the case, but that’s a topic for another day), then it normally comes down to how you are challenging the body.
What often happens is that people read about a workout, or they start walking, or running, and for the first month they do great. Losing a few pounds, feeling much better about themselves, looking better in the mirror, and feeling more comfortable in their clothes. Then a few more weeks go by and they haven’t lost anything, hhhhmmm, frustrating right?
What is happening?
Well that workout, or walk that you were doing…. the body has got used to it. It has got efficient at doing it, you maybe even now find it easy. The body has to put less effort in to complete the same task you were doing 4 weeks ago.
The secret here is…
You have to challenge the body.
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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”
Ways to progress and challenge your body…
- Speed up – progress from walk to jog, to run.
- Go for longer
- Interval training
Note… don’t try and do all 3 at once, just pick one. So for the next 4 weeks focus on increasing your job from 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
You are doing resistance training right? Ladies, this is absolutely essential for you to be doing if wanting to lose weight.
- Change the exercises
- Lift heavier weights – no you won’t get bulky 🙂
- Reduce rest time in between sets
Note… again don’t do all 3 things at once. One at a time – so for the next few weeks – see if you can lift the next weight up for each of the exercises. In fact you should always aim to progress – if you feel you can lift the heavier weight, don’t wait a couple weeks, go for it now (as long as you lift with good technique and safely.
So what do you need to do? Focus on progression! Don’t go crazy, just small steps forward and pushing the body a little more each time. Make sure you are challenging the body.
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