Getting Past a Plateau
15 Jul 2021DediKate
A plateau in your health and fitness progress and success can come in many forms.
Whatever a plateau looks like for you, it is not a reason to give up on your goals and healthy lifestyle - far from it in fact!
A plateau can be an opportunity!
It could be a great chance to mix things up, try something new or reassess your health and fitness goals!
To notice a slowing in progress for you, means that you have been making progress in the first place!
Look at this as a positive - use it as a tool to re-evaluate, make, necessary changes and get back on that path to being the very best version of you!
Below we have come up with a few things to think about and action to help you get past this little 'speed bump'!
- Firstly, look back at where you began your journey. Notice how far you have come and what you have achieved! Be proud, know that you are capable and have made some serious steps in the right direction!
- Get clear on your 'why'. This will help to make your healthy lifestyle something you are much more likely to stick to. It might be something long term like being a good example to your family, or even shorter term and more specific like being able to run 10km. Your 'why' is as individual as you are!
- Re-evaluate your goals and set new ones, write them down and put them somewhere you can see them too! Having a clear reason for doing what you do will help motivate you and keep you driven to achieve.
- Fitness based goals, rather than body or weight related ones are a much better way of judging progress. Things like increasing your Plank or Wall Sit time, or going up a level on your DediKate Power Sessions! Something that is measureable and will make you feel amazing when you achieve it!
- Try a new type of workout or workout schedule. Changing things up might be the kickstart you need to get you back on track! Is there a type of DediKate workout you've never tried? Or even try changing the time of day your do your workouts!
- Keep a food and exercise diary - this is a great learning tool and something that can be helpful. We are often quite good at underestimating what we are eating and even overestimating our activity levels! Seeing things written on paper can help clarify why your progress has hit a bump.
- Challenge yourself with a heavier weight, or increase the intensity by going up a level in a DediKate Power Session! For the body to change, it has to be challenged. Push yourself and you will continue to get stronger and fitter!
- Stop focusing on scale weight. The number on the scale is not an accurate measure of your health, fitness, strength or progress! There are many factors that contribute to the number and it can alter dramatically throughout the day or weeks, particularly for women!