Stuck at a plateau? Kick it up a notch with your exercise, and your diligence eating the right foods. Nothing powers you through the status quo like changing your intensity. Every little bit counts, so start with 10 minutes more at the gym, and work your way up until you blast through the plateau!
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I approach exercise on my treadmill by saying to myself "5 minutes". After I've been on it for 5 minutes, I kick up the speed a notch and say to myself "just 5 minutes. After I have done that set of 5's I kick the speed up a notch and say another 5 minutes. Before I know it, I've done my complete workout.
When using an exercise bike or a treadmill, stepper, etc while watching the tv... (or listening to the radio) an easy / fun way to get a bit of interval training in to kick up your workout, is to kick up the difficulty or tension a couple notches for commercials. Then when the commercials are over, kick it back down and you can "relax" and enjoy the show and then when those stupid commercials come on again, you can kick it back up. This kicked me right off the plateau I was stuck on!
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