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Taking Risks can Break Through Barriers

changing things up can really make a difference

You run 3 miles on your treadmill three days a week and you get in the same strength workouts in twice a week. Your nutrition is the same and for the most part you feel that you are eating pretty well. The scale's not moving and you still can't fit into those skinny jeans and you want to know what you're doing wrong.

Your body gets used to what you're doing and it gets comfortable, so it stays put. This is your cue to start changing some things up. You need to keep your body guessing as to what you're going to do next to make things happen. Have you ever done any Les Mills classes or any specific group fitness programs at a gym? They conduct their classes to change every 3 months, so your body won't get used to the same exact exercises and cause a plateau. It's a thing, ya'll and there's something to it.

You should always readjust and modify your workout plans to ensure you are making improvements. Introducing new forms of exercise every now and again can make a big difference. As much as I run and teach classes, you'd think I'd never be sore from any other form of exercise-WRONG! If I went to a TRX class tomorrow, I probably wouldn't be able to sit on the potty for a few days after! LOL! You know what that means? I'm not working these muscle groups enough. Make it a priority to not get too stagnant in the workouts that you are doing! 

I recently had a client who was complaining about not losing any weight after a long period of time but she was working out every day, eating healthy, and doing everything she was "supposed" to do. We looked over all of her workouts, her nutrition, and we changed a few things up. I gave her some different workouts to try in place of her current ones and we also added (that's right, yall!) more calories to her diet because she wasn't eating enough. Guess what? She lost weight within the first 2 weeks of this adjustment. All it takes is making some changes to shock your body and allowing it to respond accordingly!

Change can be tough and uncomfortable. But we don't need to stay in one spot if we want to do better and look better. We are forever evolving and our physical body requires adjusting, if we want results. So, make it a point to check in with your workouts and how your weight/measurements are panning out. I always suggest a healthy, sustainable amount to lose per week (on average), is about a pound. If you still have weight to lose, and you are at a standstill for a good while, make some changes. I promise it will make all the difference in the world.

As a fitness coach, I'd love to support you in your journey. If you are having a hard time figuring out what you need to meet your goals, let me help you. I can help relieve you of the guess work and give you a plan that works. I'm here to inspire, challenge, and motivate because it's my love and passion. There's nothing better than helping someone achieve their goals.

Until next time,

Stephanie

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