Sharing 10 more frequently asked fitness questions and my thoughts. Check out the first post in this series here!
For today’s post, I wanted to share some more fitness FAQs since ya’ll seemed to enjoy the last one I did! So let’s dive into your questions about plateaus, time, motivation, where to focus our energy, and more below. Have a burning fitness question? Leave it in the comments section and I’d love to take a look!
10 more frequently asked fitness questions
11. I’ve hit a plateau – why is this happening?!
When you hit a plateau, this is a great time to access your current fitness and nutrition routine and see how it’s been going. Usually, a plateau is the result of needing additional stressors (not challenging yourself with your routine), not balancing your routine (overtraining), or unsustainable fitness and nutrition methods. I see this happen a lot with extreme dieting and/or fitness routines with high intensities. Initially, you see results, but eventually, the body becomes stressed and makes an effort to hold onto anything it can.
Plateaus are also sometimes a good reminder to switch up your fitness routine. You don’t even necessarily need to switch out the exercises (especially if you’re performing classic push/pull movements, deadlifts, squats, etc) but change up the weight, and tempo, try unilateral versions of the exercises, or add in a core or balance component.
Make sure that you’re sleeping enough each night, balancing your workouts between cardio, strength, mobility, and rest (if you need help, check out this post
or join us in Fit Team
), and accessing your nutrition intake. Ensure that you’re eating enough fuel for your lifestyle, hydrating appropriately, and including a balance of proteins, healthy fats, leafy greens, starchy veggies, and fruits.
If you’re doing all of these things and still not seeing results, it can be helpful to have an extra set of expert eyes on your routine and see what’s going on. Also, hormone function can affect or stall your progress. We offer quite a few different testing options depending on your goals, so if you’re curious about learning more, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject TESTING).
Hi friends! Happiest Thanksgiving to you. There is so much to be thankful for this year: especially family, friends, good health, and all of YOU. I’m so thankful for you each and every single day.
I don’t take a second of my *job* for granted, and I wake up each morning thrilled that I get to connect with you in this space. You’ve helped me create the positive, uplifting, encouraging lil spot of the internet it’s become. I get to support our family while being home with our babies, and while I could never define my ideal career, this is it.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving, filled with fun times and memories, and lots of delicious food.
I’ll see you tomorrow!
(+ the Pilot, Liv, and P)
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