Thursday, June 28, 2012


What a crazy week. I have been on the go and working long days. I was excited the Thursday was going to be simple evening... still full of homework, but simple.
I am looking forward to the weekend off from work.
I had a question this week regarding moving past plateaus.
We face plateaus when working towards our goals and often times we move backwards because we get discouraged. Don't move backwards when you hit a plateau.
These are the 5 things I believe really help..
1. Track your diet. A lot of times the "just this once" snacks and candy creeps up on us. Make sure you are eating every 2-3 hours... Lean proteins, complex carbs throughout the day...  and healthy fats in moderation. I use my planner to track my intake and make adjustments when needed. I also use the My Fitness Pal App to track my diet.
2. Sugars and salts.. I think people tend to forget this one. We are so busy looking at the fats, carbs, and proteins in a product that we forget to look at the sugar and sodium. Best bet is to read the ingredients list too. Just because it is marketed to us as being healthy DOES NOT MEAN IT IS HEALTHY. I watch women eat salads all day thinking they are the trick to weight loss. Watch the sugars in salad dressings, diet soda, and even our healthy friend... yogurt!

3. Increase the intensity... Work out harder. I already kill your workout, but try some new HIIT Workout programs or a new workout plan. I love High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) when I've hit a plateau.
4. Drink more water... Water is liquid gold! Drink more water... it's a must. Drop the diet soda, sugary juice, and alcohol.
5. Sleep... Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of rest. I love to sleep and I see the most results when I get plenty of rest. I feel better, make better food choices, and workout harder when I have had proper rest.

Disclaimer: I am far from an expert, but these are the things that work for me. =)

I have hit those plateaus before...and they suck! Move past them... it happens, but keep going.
The worst thing you could do is over indulge out of frustration... 

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Thank you all for your support.
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  1. WOW another giveaway! Your amazing hun! Great post :D xoxoxoxo I hate plateaus but what a great post! Rest is so important and also changing up your routine!


    love u

    1. I love YOU :)
      thank you for following along with me :D

  2. These are the things that work for me too! Keep it simple and structured =)

    1. Sable,
      I think we make it TOO complicated sometimes & that's when we get discouraged! :)