Possibly one of the most frustrating things is hitting a fitness plateau. If you’ve been exercising for a while with weight loss or strength gaining goals in mind and your results have seemed to stop coming, you may have hit a plateau.

It means that your body has gotten used to the activity you’ve been doing. It’s natural and normal. In fact, it’s great! Your body is an incredible creation with massive adaptability to new challenges. When presented with the same activity, our bodies adapt quite efficiently to it.

Sounds great, but what do you do now?

To challenge your body, do a variety of exercises. Do something different than you have been doing. If you’ve been walking 30 minutes daily, make twice a week a longer duration, or include some jogging intervals with your walk. Include weight or bodyweight exercises. If you’ve been weight training, mix up the exercises, amount of sets and repetitions, and order of the exercises.

Basically, you’ve got to mix it up.

Search for new ideas on the internet or check out a new fitness class or modality. You never know when you’ll find something new that you really wind up enjoying until you try it! 🙂

If you’re looking for ways to most effectively challenge your body in new ways to move toward achieving your health and fitness goals and want individual attention, reach out to me! Email me at aubrey@richmond-wellness.com. I’d love to have a conversation with you about it.

Have a fantastic Tuesday!

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