I have hit a plateau. For the past three weeks or so I have been at the exact same weight. Which is both good and bad. I have had a few cheat days, so I am glad that the number on the scale hasn’t gone up. But I have also been discouraged from this because I am working out everyday and watching what I eat (almost) everyday, yet I am not losing weight. I have even been to the gym! the GYM! And still, nothing.
So, like I mentioned before, I am getting a bit discouraged, and I have noticed that I am not as motivated as I was before to give it my all everyday. I find it harder to get myself not only to work out, but to get all the way through the work out. And man do I just want to eat everything I see..
I think this has to do with the lack of progress I am seeing. When I was able to look in the mirror and see a difference, that motivated me, same with seeing the number on the scale get smaller. Now I’m just stuck in a rut.
So I have been thinking of what I could be doing differently to really push my body to get over this plateau. There are two things I think I can do differently that I believe will light a fire on this weight loss journey of mine.
1. Eat Clean. I have been hearing about this all over the place. As you know from a previous post I am currently using herbalife to help me with my nutrition. I drink two shakes a day and have one healthy meal a day. I also snack in between (sometimes healthy, sometimes not) to keep my metabolism up. But I would be lying if I said that every day my one meal is a healthy meal.
Plus I eventually would like to not have to use herbalife anymore, so I think I should really start changing my eating habits. I mean, don’t get me wrong they have improved so much since I started this journey last year, but they could still use improving. And I think the answer is to introduce clean eating into my everyday diet. So let the research commence.
2. CARDIO! Let me say that again, cardio! Man, I hate cardio. I love Blogilates workouts, and I know they have made a big difference in my body, but I have GOT to add more cardio into my workouts. The workouts I am doing are great for toning, and building muscles in the right place, but I have to burn off all this “extra” I have right now if I want to really see those results.
And I realize in an earlier post I already mentioned that I wanted to do more cardio. Well I tried OK? But I haven’t been doing enough, and that has to change.
So clean eating, which once I figure out how I will be doing this I will do another update, and Cardio. I think those two elements will make a difference! I am going to try to put together a work out schedule that includes more Cardio in addition to the Blogilates workouts. And I think I want to start planning my meals ahead of time? I feel like that will make things a lot easier.
Have you ever experienced hitting a plateau in your weight loss and not knowing how to get past it? How did you overcome it?