Whenever you start working out and eating right, generally you will notice results early. It’s very encouraging to see the number on the scale dropping and feeling your way into those jeans that didn’t fit before. When you hit the plateau is when you really need that extra inch of motivation to kick start your regime. It’s part of the process. Don’t be discouraged.
Instead, know the plateau and build a game plan for it. Change up your diet for a few weeks and see what happens. Add new elements to your workout routine. You can push through that plateau without breaking your stride. Increase your Set range or change the exercises you do regularly. It works and soon you ll feel like your on top again!
It’s one thing to keep a journal of your weight loss journey, but you can take it to the next level by making it an online blog. Think of it like an accountability system. When you have other people checking in on your progress, you’ll be motivated to stay on track and update your readers about your struggles and your triumphs. Plus, you can link up with others on similar journeys and get encouragement. Be part of an online community. Don’t suffer in silence share your frustrations.
When I’m training , I love to watch movies and read books about other people attempting great things. I watch inspiring films or read up on triathletes doing the Ironman competition. You can stay motivated if you surround yourself with entertainment that inspires you to keep working hard. Inspirational quotes and your favourite sound track. Create a workout playlist that gets you going!
Every fitness plan needs some flexibility, there is nothing worse than stopping what you have done for years and throughing all the foods you like out the window in ONE day! That doesn’t work!
Every workout and nutrition regimen needs some slack. If you chain yourself to nothing but salads and treadmills, you will burn out fast. Leave some room in your weight loss plan to enjoy yourself. Have a cheat day. Take Sundays off from the gym. In other words, give yourself a break. If you want to make weight management a lifestyle, it needs to be something that you can realistically do every day. Balance is the key in everything we do!