Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2021? How are you feeling and looking? Are you on a good path mentally and physically or struggling? Have you had that conversation with yourself about the holiday season? The one about staying on track and not picking up another 10 pounds, or just throwing caution to the wind and letting yourself go? I sincerely hope it’s not the latter.
Here is something to consider about your results if you have been making some effort to be “healthy”, fit, and feel good.
It’s very common for people to hit a plateau with their fitness results and blame it on what’s happening with their workout and training.
- Maybe they’re doing the wrong exercises, or they’re doing the right exercises in the wrong order.
- Maybe they’re doing too much cardio and not enough strength work.
- Maybe they’re not training enough … or it could be that they’re training too much.
All of these things could be true but it’s unlikely any of them is the root cause of the problem. Remember: There are 168 hours in a week, and for most of us, spending three of them exercising and training is a win.
So if you’re not making the progress you’d like to make, it might be time to take a look at what’s happening during the “Other 165.”
- How is your diet? Lots of colorful veggies and lean proteins? Or burgers, fries and pizza?
- How are you sleeping? Closer to 8 hours a night, or closer to 4?
- How’s your stress? Do you feel in control of your time, or like you’re always trying to outrun a grizzly bear?
- How do you manage stress? With healthy strategies (yoga, meditation, stretching, going for a walk outside) or with alcohol and “blowing off steam” with a late night out?
If you’re not getting the results you’d like to see, it’s probably not that you did too many lower body exercises and not enough upper body last week. It’s most likely what’s happening during the “Other 165.”
I encourage you and challenge you to pick one of the above this week, practice getting better at it, and track it. Chances are you’ll start feeling better and getting better results overall.