It’s “NO”vember. Time to Amp It Up

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Articles

Thanks to my BodyPump buddy Rob for this! Celebrate "NO" vember by exercising your willpower!

Ever wondered why your workout isn’t working? This article from SparkPeople hits the nail on the head when it comes to the most common reasons you’re not seeing the results you want to see.

To summarize with my own commentary (though you really should read the whole article), here are the 8 reasons:

  1. You’re not working hard enough. You should rock some workouts so hard that you’re drenched with sweat and sick to your stomach. Yeah, for real.
  2. You’re working too hard. Yes, there is such a thing. When you hit the weights hard every day or make yourself do 5-10 min. of sprints every day, your body doesn’t have a chance to recover, which won’t help you lose weight.
  3. You haven’t changed your diet. Truth is, the food factor has more of an impact on your weight than the working out part.
  4. You’re doing only cardio. Your body will get into a rountine and plateau this way. Not to mention for ultimate results, you should be lifting 2-4 days/week.
  5. You reward yourself with food. Yes, we’ve all done it, and yes, we’ll all do it again. But it’s not the way to go. Don’t waste your hard work on greasy, fatty food!
  6. You’re doing too much, too soon. You have to allow your body time to get used to lifting and running and doing both in one session. If you don’t, you’re body will freak out and it’ll make you crash.
  7. You’re trading sleep for workouts. I’ve done this one. A lot, actually. It doesn’t work. At all. In fact, I’ve barely lost weight and I get so tired on the weekends that I barely feel like doing anything and sleep way too much to try to compensate. Not cool.
  8. You sit all day. This one’s hard because a lot of us (me included) sit for 8-9 hours/day. You have to make yourself move, stretch, and get away for lunch. Every little bit of movement is important.

Read it. Think about it. Make changes. See results. You got this 🙂

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