We've invested the sweat, spent the time, and yet the results just aren't there. At least not those we would expect given the effort. Prolonged periods of limited results only increase the chances of us giving up. How do we get over this hurdle?
Rather than look for new exercises, or spend additional time exercising, let's think about nutrition.
Many people will continue to consume their normal meals, snacks and all, thinking that a good workout can overcome bad dietary choices. Not true.
Becoming fit on exercise alone is a myth.
Becoming fit on nutrition alone is a myth.
The fact is, we need to manage both sides of the equation in order to be successful.
Right now, you probably think the word 'diet' is going to enter the picture. 'Diet'; as in small portions of vegetables, grains, and all of that 'healthy' stuff that isn't fun to eat. Well, fear not. That isn't going to happen.
What we need to do first is understand how we're fueling our bodies, and then make small adjustments to maximize the quality and manage the quantity of what we eat. Finally, we need to do this in such a way that we do not deprive ourselves of the enjoyment of the culinary experience.
Let's break this down next time. Hint: If you've been following the blog, you already have the tools to hit the ground running on this one.