It’s been months with no new results, you are eating right doing all the right exercises so why aren’t you getting the results you want? You were getting awesome results in the beginning and now you feel like you’re going backwards..what’s happening? In the past, you may have heard that to get new results you need to do some drastic change to make sure you keep achieving results. But this isn’t always the case.
First we have to understand that as women, our bodies naturally hold on to a little more fat than men for the purposes of childbearing. But this doesn’t mean that those love-handles won’t ever go away. Most problem areas, including love handles, thighs and around the lower stomach are called our safe areas, where our body likes to store fat for protection and comfort. This is why when going through weight-loss or toning, these areas are the hardest to lose fat from, but of course not impossible.
The human body is made to stay in homeostasis, or likes to maintain stability, which is the main reason plateaus occur in the first place. As we start are new regime, whether it be nutritional or exercise, the body undergoes drastic changes in the beginning as the changes being made in your diet and exercise routine are new and the body has to change to accomodate for them. However these results will soon begin to slow down when the body is more comfortable with the changes. So how can we get out of this rut…?
The key to both allowing the body to continue to achieve results as well as maintenance once you have achieved them, is small changes. Small changes have a big effect on the body and allows it to continue changing and evolving. For example in your diet, switching to smaller more frequent meals, taking a break from alcohol, or adding an extra cup full of veggies with dinner can all have a huge effect long term. With exercise, adding in or taking away cardio, going for walks on rest days, or ramping up to level 2 or 3 in a reformer class will make a great difference in the body as well.
Results are about consistency, those days we feel off and just want to hop into our pyjamas with a glass of wine are the days where it is most important to head down to a class or go for a quick walk. Our results are ultimately up to us, no one else can be held accountable and with consistency and small changes to keep the body on its toes, results should come naturally.
Stuck in a plateau? Call or email us to find the right class and location for you. Joining the Rebalance Family means more than just a workout. We care about your wellbeing and have a supportive environment. We prioritise your wellbeing and provide a sanctuary for you to come and relax. Workout. But workout with purpose with us!
Written by Tasch Molderings – Carina Studio Manager