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Fitness Fallout – How to Stay Motivated

The Plateau Phase happens

  • Typical seen after initial results are attained
  • Generally the first indication is around the 2-3month timeframe.
  • Can wreak havoc on exercise motivation
  • Lack of variety and monotony of program results in both physical and mental adaptation
  • Results seem to have come to a halt
  • Don’t be fooled by the ‘Pseudo Plateau’

The Pseudo Plateau

Can be common for new exercisers who are focusing on their scale weight as a measurement of success.  The potential problem and drop in motivation can come from a seemingly insignificant change on the scale after their initial weight loss.  What can often happen is a decrease in fat weight that is hidden by an almost equal increase in lean weight (muscle mass and bone density) due to strength conditioning.

Solution – retest your body composition to see what is really happening.  Scale weight is not a great indicator of overall success with weight loss.

Minimize Plateaus and Stay ON the Fitness Band Wagon

Don’t beat yourself up
  • The past is the past – stay in the present
  • Remember why you are exercising and what it is doing for you
  • If you missed a few days or a week, now is the time to get back into it – DO NOT DWELL
Choose an Event
  • Tangible events provide focus, results and great sense of accomplishment
  • Have a ‘What’s Next?’ attitude!
Revisit your goals and reflect
  • Are you goals still relevant? 
  • How far have you come?
  • Consider completing another fitness evaluation for comparison
Overhaul your program & share your journey
  • Change the stimulus to shock your system and re-stimulate your mind
  • Implement a new class
  • Workout with a partner
  • Change your environment (i.e. get outside)
  • Try placing a time goal on each workout

For additional information about Brent Bishop: IAmBishop.com
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