Hooray! We’ve made it through a week of blogging DAILY in the August Healthy Living / Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge! I really enjoyed reading through your posts yesterday and getting a better feel for who you are, the things that you’ve had to overcome over the past year, and the amazing things that you’ve accomplished! Some of you had babies, some of you changed courses in school, went back to school, lost a whole lotta weight… I could list your amazing accomplishments all day – you all rock!
Today we’re talking about breaking through a plateau – now this can be any kind of plateau: weight loss, speed, strength, finances etc.
My number 1 rule when it come to plateaus is:
Dont give up.
Then, in my best Dr Phil voice I ask myself: “How’s that working for ya?” If it isn’t working, then I change it up. I’ll often take a week off to re-charge my batteries, step back and evaluate the training I have been doing, and the training I could be doing. I then sit down and make a plan – not a one week plan either, but a month-long one. That way I won’t end up doing the same thing week after week and wondering why my wheels are turning but I’m not going anywhere.
I like to plan progress.
Hard/Easy days, rest days, days for longer runs, more weights etc. When I do plateau again, it’s very often because I haven’t been following my plan to a T.
So in a nutshell my tips are:
- Take a break to re-charge your batteries
- Review and evaluate the training you have been doing
- Create a new training plan (at least a month-long)
- Follow the new plan.
These 4 steps have helped me tremendously over the past year, and I’m currently in step 4 – trying to follow my plan.
How do you beak through a plateau?
PS – Don’t forget to link up your post in the comments below (I can`t wait to read all about your highs and lows).
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