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Breaking A Plateau



I used to go to the Y 3X/wk & work out with kettlebells at home 3X/wk. Then I hit a plateau. Everyone says that exercising too much can backfire, but I figured if I added to it gradually, it might work. So on days when I didn't go to the Y, I went for a 15 minute "mosey" around the block. Gradually, I added time and walked faster until I was doing a least 30 minutes at a good clip. Then I slowly added a walk... (click title for more)

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in the afternoon or evening, gradually building it up. Most days I do two 30-minutes brisk walks with Nordic walking poles (google it if you don't know what they are) or one walk plus the elliptical (& 3 strength training/wk) ---built up very gradually. I'm losing again.

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    I have hit the plateau and staying there for the last 2 years. I weigh 167, but want to get to 150. Who would think losing 17 pounds could be so hard??? My husband noticed my plateau and lost motivation before I did. His suggetions were similar to your, but we have also add family activites to our "workouts." When I add a little fun into the mix...I don't get as tired. Thank you for the tips...I need to get out of the gym a little and into the world... emoticon - by NMGILLESPIE

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