Have you been working out religiously for years and are frustrated because you don’t see the results you wish for? I am like many people have become frustrated about not seeing changes in weight and my clothes are tight. But by following this 5 steps, It saved me so much time and frustration. I have been doing CrossFit consistently for a year now, it’s definitely time to increase the intensity of my work out and regularly push myself beyond my fitness comfort zone.
Be willing to make some changes, expect more and reap the results.
What to Do When Your Workout Isn’t Working
1.) Quit making excuses and start prioritizing your health in the same way you do your job and your social life. There’s always time to workout – even if it’s only for 20 minutes. Think about the reasons why you’re exercising in the first place because the more meaningful your goal is, the better.
2.)Don’t give up on trying new things. Don’t stick to the same workout routine for too long, or your body will adjust to the stress level and you won’t be getting an effective workout. Always change your workouts up; never let your body adapt.
If you only do what you know you can do, you will never improve. You need to try (and, more importantly, fail) new things and work yourself harder, smarter, faster, better to understand what you’re capable of. I have learned to take 1 day at a time. You can not be doing the same thing every time and still expect different result.
3.)Talk to your coach. Let them help you establish your goals and work out how you can get the best results from your training.
4.) Own a log book. Did you hit your goals? If not go back over the log book and see where you might have gone wrong. A weight training log allows for optimal progress. Too much or too little weight may be used if resistance is not recorded.
It’s a nice feeling knowing you beat your personal best.
5.)You deserve a rest. To allow the body to build muscle tissue, rest and recovery are essentials. Remember to always take one to two rest or easy active recovery days a week!
Remember, when it comes to exercise, change is good—and that change should be challenging! Make exercise a habit; something you just do and enjoy because, ultimately, the best motivation is no motivation at all. Persistence is key here , we all fail at doing things, but what keeps us motivated is determined mind set. Push through the work outs even though it hurts but it rewards you in the end… which reminds me… since I’m not going to make anything today, I must hit the Gym!
March is the founder and owner of The Barbell Beauties which she started in 2015. She is from the Philippines and currently lives in beautiful Thailand with her American husband and daughter. She is an avid Crossfitter and has just started her journey into Muay Thai (kickboxing).