Saturday, July 20, 2013
The scales are reading 124lbs today. That means I've lost 1.5lbs and smashed through the plateau I'd been stuck at for nearly a month.
I've also lost 0.5 inches from my thighs and I'm generally feeling pretty good right now.
So how did I break the plateau....?
Well, I looked at my gym routine and decided to change it up. Dedicating at least 1 day a week to pure strength training. I also noticed my protein consumption is generally on the low side so I've been trying to push that up and I've finally ordered some protein powder so that should really help.
By boosting my protein it's meant my carbs have generally dropped (although I have had a few cheat days recently!) which has been an added bonus.
The new changes to food and fitness tracking on Spark have been incredibly helpful. I love the fact that it alters your calorie allowance depending on the exercise you've done and I'm sure that's what has helped me over the past couple of weeks.
In my personal life I've now started placement at university so the time for snacking is non-existent and I'm on my feet 8-5 Monday to Friday which has probably shocked my body into losing a couple more pounds.
So, for anyone that is struggling with a plateau just keep sticking with it. It's taken me nearly 4 weeks to break through my plateau and it's involved a lot of changes to my food intake and gym workouts so try something new in the gym and have a look at each food group you track and see if you can vary that.
If I can do it then you can!