Have you ever hit a weight loss plateau? You know the drill… you’re eating better and staying active but week after week the scale just. won’t. budge. I’ve been there and back many times before so today I’m sharing my top 5 tips for busting through that dreaded weight loss plateau:
Tweak Your Fitness Routine: Your body is wicked smaht. So smart, in fact, that it adjusts and adapts to exercise regimes quite quickly. If you find yourself doing the same elliptical workout or kickboxing class week after week with no drop on the scale, it’s time to step back and make some changes. A few simple ideas:
- Add intervals to your cardio routine by boosting the incline or raising the speed/effort level for a 2 minutes on, 2 minutes off. By bringing your heart rate up and then back down and up again, your body will have to work harder.
- Increase the amount of weight you are lifting. I always say it is better to do fewer reps of heavier weights than to finish 3 sets feeling like you could have kept going.
- Try a new form of exercise. If you normally love to run, try doing a 30 minute yoga DVD once a week or taking a local pilates class. Love group exercise classes? Switch up your routine and try my fun & effective strength training circuit.