PLATEAU: (n) a period or state of little or no growth or decline
Sunday, January 04, 2009
That's how long I've gained and lost the same 2-3 lbs. UGH! I only want to lose about 5 more lbs. then I plan to switch over to maintenance, but my stupid body won't let me get there. I just spent the last hour reading about plateau busters, etc. and have come to the following plan:
- continue same running program... 4 days per week (M,W,F,S)... slowly building
- 30 minute My Fitness Coach session on T/TH
- complete New YOU Bootcamp (runs and MFC should complete the 30 minute cardio portion)
-100 pushup challenge M/W/F
Optional: Strength train at gym on W
Really this should mean adding the 10 min. video per day, the 30 min. on T/TH and the 5 minutes or so the pushup challenge takes. I think I can handle that. Hopefully this change in workout routine will bust me through the plateau I've hit.
I'm also going to start reading Jillian Michaels 'Making the Cut' and decide if I'd like to implement some of the aspects of that program. Though, after flipping through it today, the nutrition is still too 'clean eating' for me. I like my processed food too much. I've gotten MUCH better over the past year about eating more fresh fruit/veg., but I still like my snacks and have gotten good about working them into my calorie range, so I see nothing wrong with eating them.
For now, I really don't want to change my diet so much b/c I'm staying in range and don't feel deprived and feel like I"m slowly but surely working towards even healthier eating. I know my fat numbers tend to be low and my carbs high, so I'm trying to work in some more good fats (nuts, etc.) here and there, but I'd like to leave the nutrition alone for now and just focus on exercise and see if that can bust me out of this rut.
So that's the plan... in writing... let see how this goes!