Do you ever feel like you just aren’t seeing the results you want even though you are working out consistently and doing everything “right”?
I hear you!
You are not alone.
Sometimes when people really are doing all of the “right” things and still can’t lose fat, build lean muscle or see their body changing, we have to take a look at what else could be going on beyond just working out.
Here are 4 ways to make your workouts more effective so that you can finally see the results you are after!
1. Take Rest Days: Your body needs days off to repair, recover, and rest— the magic happens outside of the workouts.
2. Get Quality Sleep: Prioritize your sleep - when you’re exercising consistently, your body needs more deep sleep in order for your muscles to recover. Lack of sleep also causes cortisol levels to rise and remain elevated. This chronic high level of cortisol can inhibit your weight loss efforts.
3. Stress Less: Working out when you’re having a tough day is a great idea, but if you’re chronically stressed out and always feeling exhausted around your workouts, it may be a good indication that stress is playing a role in your lack of progress.
4. Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition: When it comes to nutrition, build your meals with Protein, Complex Carbs, Greens and Healthy Fats. I follow an 80/20 rule, where 80% of the time I focus eating whole, nutrient-dense foods and 20% of the time, I give myself permission to indulge a bit and treat myself. If you have an imbalance in the nutrients you’re choosing could be impacting your results.
If the things above aren’t in check, they could be throwing your hormones off balance. And of course, if you're doing all the things above, then don't hesitate to seek medical advice to dig a bit deeper.
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For a Stronger, Healthier YOU.
xo Michele Bischof