Friday, September 18, 2009

So I think I've hit my first plateau, for some reason I didn't think I would hit it at 186, being that I have so much more weight to lose. I figured somewhere around 150 or so that would happen. So what do I do now, my time is extremely limited, Im in school full time, I'm a single mother to an 8 month old, and work full time. Just all around tired. I do work out Mon - Fri for 45-60 minutes. Since I started working out 8 weeks ago, I started on the elliptical and I'm afraid that is the problem, becuase that is the majority of my workout. I thank the elliptical for helping me lose 17 lbs, but I think I need to befriend the stairmaster (which I super afraid of) and perhaps the treadmill. I'm also going to start planning my meals better for the week ahead. Yesterday I bought Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and I was super excited to start my first workout, but I lost the remote to my dvd, so I will be going out to buy a universal remote today. I was so mad, couldn't even toggle to the workout! lol! But at least I did burn 500 calories earlier at the gym that day. So spark friends, any suggestions on how to overcome this plateau, yes I know its a lifestyle change, and that I shouldn't solely rely on the scale. I'm working on doing better with that. I really need to focus some more attention on strength training as well as the cardio...hmm not enough hours in the day. Well wish me luck with the 30 day shred today!
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  • FIT_BY40
    Varying your workout will most likely help. Your body gets used to things: same food, same workout. Varying either of those should help. Write all your food down, every bit. You may be getting calories in that you did not count. I personally am notorious for taking a bite here and there but have vowed IF I BITE IT, I WRITE IT! Good luck. We are all here for you! emoticon
    4226 days ago
  • MACKJESS1234
    Hey there, I was reading through blogs to see what kind of results people were seeing with a new DVD workout I just ordered when I saw yours.

    My personal trainer recommends the stair climber at least 20 mins 2-3 times a week. I still do elliptical or some jogging, but split the time with the stair climber. IT WAS SO HARD the first week or so that I could only do about 10 minutes, but I got used to it. He says the climber is good because its cardio and it builds leg muscles, which are large muscles, and muscles burn more its a win/win, long as you can make it!

    4226 days ago
    I hit a plateau at 174 just 2 weeks ago.....I felt the same way. I was stuck in a rut, doing the same exercise and eating the same amount of calories. So I tried switching it up: 2-3 different types of 30minute workouts 5 times a week, switching up my calories as well. Anywhere from 1300 to 1800 cals a day, real random. 1300 day, 1700 day, 1500 day and so forth. I also noticed I wasn't getting enough protein or fiber etch day, so now I eat a kashi go lean crunchy bar for breakfast (Just before my workout) it has 150-180 cals, 4 fiber and ~ 8 protein. It actually tastes pretty good. And of course I try to drink 8 or greater glasses of water a day. I also changed my vitamin to one a day womens active metabolism, I just weighed myself for the first time since my plateau (2 weeks ago) and I have lost 2.5 lbs. I think if you can find something new and just change it up a bit. Your body is probably used to your current workout and calorie intake. shock it and see what happens! I hope this helped me, let me know how it goes!
    4230 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2009 12:02:17 PM
  • JAJ123
    PUSH thru it girl, it wont last forever! Jillian's 30 day will boost you too, that DVD is awesome! so no worries, just keep at it!
    4230 days ago
    weird I had to the same thing with the 30 day shred lol...I lost my dvd remote and had to buy batteries for my universal one...ALL worth it! Jillian really really gives you a workout! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4230 days ago
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