Take that leap!

Hint: Let’s see who can catch my little mistake 😉

How many of you find that, not matter how much you workout and how well you eat you still can’t seem to move that scale? Truth is you’re standing on your own little plateau in the middle of no where! It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are a few tricks this week to help you take that leap and get back on track.

First thing you need to do is realize that you’re body has become adjusted to whatever it is you’re doing. It could be the number of calories you’re eating, the number of reps or your weight, how far you’re running. The fact is you’re body is saying “ok, I’ve adapted to let you survive. I’m going on break!” What can you do?

-It may seem backward, but first thing you can do is EAT MORE! That’s right. Chances are you’ve moved into a level of fitness requiring you to consume more calories to function. So eating 1200 calories may have been great three months ago, but now you need to up your game. Try increasing to about 1500 for a few weeks.

-The next thing you can try is Zig Zagging your calories. In essence you’re confusing your metabolism into thinking there’s something big going on. Try this for a month. The first week decrease your calories by about 300. The next week increase them by 300. Rinse and repeat.

-Finally, WORK HARDER!!! Increase the amount of weight you’re pushing. Try and run a little longer or a litte faster. Do something different! Don’t go to the same Zumba class week after week and expect things to change. YOU need to be the change that you want to be.

I hope these tips help, and as always I’m here to help YOU! Leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to connect. 🙂

 

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Markus is the co-owner of the Cloak & Blaster gaming pub in Orlando, FL. He's a former personal trainer and Space Shuttle Engineer. He's currently married to the lovely Geek Fit Girl.

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