Do You Barely Look Like You Exercise Even Though You Do?
You May Work Out A Ton, But You Don’t See Results. Here’s What To Do
Can you relate to this story?
You are working out 4-6 times per week. You feel great. After 3-4 weeks you look in the mirror and don’t notice any difference in how you look. You push on for 2 more weeks and still notice that not much has changed. Why is this?
The good news is you are not alone and there is something you can do to change this!
The following article goes into detail on how to get yourself back on track when you haven’t noticed results from training. Check out the article below and pass it on to anyone you know that is in a fitness rut and could use some encouragement. They will thank you later!
To you wellness and health!
Even someone dedicated to working out needs a specific objective to see change. In other words, you can’t expect results without articulating what they look like—whether that’s defined abs, the upper-body strength to do a pull up, or being able to run a seven-minute mile.
Once you know what you’re after, you can tailor your workout schedule to fit that mission rather than just choosing classes on a whim. Say you want to lose weight: “Make sure your weekly workout schedule includes at least three 30-minute body-weight circuits, and then ‘boom!’ goes the fat-burning dynamite,” says Craig Ballantyne, founder of Turbulence Training.
- Keep tabs on yourself. If you’re constantly switching up your workouts, log your schedule using an app such as RunKeeper, myWOD, or MyFitnessPal to make sure you’re not overloading on one kind of activity (such as, all core classes or lower-body blasts).
- Have a backup strategy. When you can’t make it to a class, stay on track by having two backup plans: one cardio and one strength. If you were supposed to take a dance class, go for a jog. If boot camp was on the agenda, do pushups, lunges, and other body-weight moves in your living room.
- Play favorites. “I’d go crazy without my Saturday long runs, which I look forward to all week,” says Lovitt. If there’s a workout that doesn’t totally help you hit your goals but does give you a huge endorphin rush, keep it in the mix.
Click here for the full article from Women’s Health Magazine