The first weeks or months you saw your body changing ever week. People where complimenting you on your amazing results and this motivated you to keep on doing your work outs. But this all stopped. Your not gaining any weight but you don’t see any changes on your body either. Do you recognize this? This might help you..
Challenge your body
When you run 10 km on a specific tempo every week your body gets used to this. When you do the same exercises with the same weight every week your body gets used to this as well. Make sure you challenge your body. Try to run your 10 km faster or run a couple of kilometers further than you normally do. Try to lift more weight in the gym or take heavier kettle-belts when you attend a class. Our bodies get used to specific work out so we need to challenge it to see results. Try and see that lifting extra weight or running extra kilometers is easier than you thought. The results will follow..
Change your work out plan
Similar to the first tip, your body gets used to specific work outs. Change your work out plan every 8-10 weeks to make sure you challenge your body. Changing your work out plan doesn’t mean changing the complete work out. Try to add something extra. Do you run long distances? Try some interval training. Do you do classes in the gym, try a spinning class, yoga class or kettle-belt class. Do you lift weights? Try different exercises or add a HIIT session to your plan. Changing your work out plan helps you to get results and to make your work outs more fun.
Focus on your food
Focus on what you eat during the day. And with focus I mean get an overview of everything you actually eat on a day. A lot of people are not aware of all extra calories they snack during the day. When you use an App like MyFitnessPal you can track what you eat during the day. Try this for a week or two and see how much you really eat. After this you can make a plan on what it is you really want to eat. We all know the quote; Abs are made in the kitchen!
Give your body rest
Your body needs time to recover to show results. This means you need to take a rest day and you need to sleep at least 7 hours per night. Make sure you give your body the time to work out your results. Sometimes we get lots in focusing on work outs and we forget about recovery and rest. But this is as important as the work outs it self!
With love, from Dublin..