Hitting a plateau is a common experience. It can be one of the most de-motivating things that can happen in fitness. Plateaus are the number one reason why people abandon exercise. They bring on feelings of discouragement, confusion, and utter frustration. Thankfully, overcoming them is easy... so long as you are prepared and know how overcome them.
So lately I've been following the Insanity workout and have been enjoying it. Yes I said enjoying it. In less than a month I will take on the Insanity Certification and cannot wait. This fall I will begin teaching Insanity classes at The Body Mill. If high intensity interval Training is the challenge you are looking for then stop on in. The results from Insanity are amazing. This is actually my second time doing the program. Almost anyone can do Insanity. The key is to follow your own pace and listen to your body. Rest when needed.
I've often joked that when they were handing out virtues in heaven, the line for patience was too long and I just couldn't be bothered to wait! Hey, I had to hurry up and be born already! I had an amazing life to get to living! (I was born a month early and have been going ever since!) In life at times, being impatient has served me both well and, well, not so well.
Ever noticed how sporting teams has success over a long period of time? The players change but the results stays them same. They have a great system. How does that relate to exercise?
If you go into gym and just do a series of random trainings, then that'S what your results will be ... random. However if you follow your plan or 'system' that has the basic body movements of pushing, pulling, squatting and hinging or 'old school' training your results wil not be random. They will be awesome.
Now i have your attention. Don't blame your training program for your lack of results. Ask your self these series of questions before you make a change
1. Are you being consistent?
2. Sleeping enough?
3. Eating clean?
4. Are you putting in the effort? Just showing up will not get it done.
Be honest. Small" tweaks" can lead to better results. Change the small things before you change the 'big' things.
1.You Procrastinate- You keep putting things off. Keep waiting for the perfect time to start your new training. You keep talking about it but never put those words into action. The time for action is now!