I don't like to be a whiney pants, but...
This morning, I got on the scale after being very good for the last three days... What do I find? I am UP! 3 pounds from my lowest weight (which was about 2 weeks ago). I was so good yesterday that I even added a 35 minute home workout to make up for the one piece of banana bread that I ate. I've been stuck for a while now and I'm starting to get downright angry. This morning I weigh a whopping one pound less than I did when I joined the gym over 2 months ago. I'm officially stuck in a rut.
So, being the take charege girl that I am, I googled "breaking through plateaus in weight loss". The first site that came up is Mark's Daily Apple. I've been on this site before and knew that there would be some concrete advice - good!
So the blog post explains 5 ways to breakthrough your weight loss plateau:
1- Reducing carbs - Instinctively, I knew this, which is why we've have salad for dinner for the past couple nights, as well as a few nights last week. Not sure how I can realistically cut it down more than that.
2- Write everything down - I've been staying accountable with My Fitness Pal and already write everything down. I'm also VERY honest on MFP and even add in the calories for the extra bites here and there.
3- Switch up your workouts - As I read this, I was thinking about how sore I am from trying Antigravity Yoga yesterday... As you know, I've also added more running to my workout rotation. I think I've followed this suggestion too.
4- Intermittant fasting - Finally, something I haven't done. Over the past few weeks I've started phasing out cleanse days because I find that I end up restricting my exercise while I cleanse and I would rather give a harder workout at the gym. I was also under the impression that I was ruining my metabolism by cleansing. This post talked about alternate ways for cleansing/fasting - like eating within a 5 hours period in a day. Well that's much for feasible. I'm going to give this a try today and see how I do...
5- Keep on keeping on - This is true and I know it. I have no option other than to keep going. I keep thinking that if I make all the right decisions, eventually the weight is going to come off - right?