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Living in plateau-land...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

So these past three weeks I have bounced around the same half a kilogram, despite exercising more and not going to extremes on eating. I read the SP articles on Plateau-Busting, and with them in mind I changed up my fitness plan, eating plan, and habits with a new set of goals to help me get over the hump.

They include:

- going to bed earlier,
- eating more frequently throughout the day,
- alternating higher-intensity and lower-intensity exercise days to mix things up,
- completely revamping my strength training regimen from balanced workouts to arm day/core day/leg day, repeat, to allow my body to rest and repair the muscle groups more,
- refueling after exercise,
- doing proper cool-downs after exercise, and
- rehydrating better, especially since it's been really humid and hot this summer.

I also am finding ways to shake up my cardio, since I finally unpacked the rest of my fitness DVDs (I had only found a couple up to now) and that should give me some different activities to do. It's great to have articles like the Plateau-Busting ones here on SP - otherwise I wouldn't have a clue what to change or what I could be doing better. It's counter-intuitive to think that more rest and more frequent eating could actually make the weight start coming off again; in the past, my first instinct would have been to double my workouts and stress about my food intake. Now I know that won't help and I won't waste time on it.

I'm hoping to see weight loss again in the next two weeks. Here's hoping my efforts pay off!

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    You can totally do it, just keep it up! P.S. Love your "about me" section :P
    2758 days ago
    when you make it through...and you what you did to get there :) I will be curious to see...knowing that my time is soon I am sure

    Keep it can do it!

    2758 days ago
    Stay strong and keep on keeping on.
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    2759 days ago
    I know how frustrating those plateaus can be! Arghhhhh, but, the good news is that once it's gone, you will see results come on very quickly!! Just hang in there. There really is a light at the end of the tunnel but...sometimes it's a loooooong tunnel!!!!!!
    2759 days ago
    good luck im still in plateau land and its been about 3 months still looking for the right combo to blast it away
    2759 days ago
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