How do you push yourself to reach those weight loss or exercise goals WITHOUT losing steam?
Getting stuck in a work out right can you leave you feeling frustrated, and more importantly, can leave you in a weight loss plateau.
Everyone hits the work out while at some point, which is extremely disappointing. You feel like you're pushing yourself hard in the gym, but you step on the scale and don't see any results or feel any different. It could be due to the fact that you're sticking with the same exercise routine over and over again. In reality, you should be challenging your body and continuing to take your workouts to the next level. If you're chilling in your comfort zone, which I have totally done before, change is never going to happen. Check out these ways to snap out of your comfort zone and to rev up your workouts:
1. Remember that it's mind over matter
Current research suggests that our brain is the first organ to fatigue. What does this mean??? Usually when we get tired, our brain thinks that we should give up before our body is actually ready to give up. If you start to approach your workouts with the idea that you're going to suffer a bit, your brain will start to train itself to know that your body and mind can exercise longer than your brain thinks. You know you have a physical capability to complete the work out, you just need to turn on the mental switch to make it happen.
2. Mix up your exercise routines
If you consistently do the elliptical three times a week, and have been doing that for the last couple months or years, it's time to shake up your routine! Trying an indoor cycling class instead, or grab some weights and try a weight workout. Current research suggests that our bodies adapt every 4 to 6 weeks, so you should be alternating your workouts every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent exercise burnout and the dreaded weight plateau.
3. Find musical motivation
Before you work out, put together a playlist of songs that push you harder. Getting lost in music you love is a great distraction for when you feel like giving up. You know the songs that you like to jam out to when they come on the radio in the car by yourself? Those are perfect for a workout playlist
4. Own it and run with it!
Always remember that moving outside of your comfort zone adds a little bit of stress and anxiety to life but it's actually a good thing! When we commit to doing something you're not comfortable with, and then we succeed, we prove to ourselves that new challenges are possible to achieve!
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