Are you tired of running and running and never getting anywhere?
October 5, 2018
You want to change the shape of your body. I get it. Really. Most people that come to us for help have this goal in mind. But at a certain point, solely working on cardio may not be the best way to achieve your desired results… or at least, may not be the quickest way to achieve your desired results.
You’re working hard, though! You are sticking to your plan to run a minimum of 5k four times a week. You’ve lost weight and really improved your time.
But now, you’re not getting anywhere. You want to fill out the sleeves of your shirts better. You want to pump up your peach. You are running and running but getting no closer to those goals. Sure you’re fitter and leaner than you were… but you’re really not changing your body shape the way you had hoped.
It’s time to work SMART. You’ve been working hard, but the running is only going to get you so far. You need a new plan.
The same can be applied to any element of training. Let’s say you’re trying to train for a desired sport… if you are doing the wrong things in the gym, you may not get the desired effect. Want to increase the height of your jump shot? You CAN do that, but hammer curls and chin-ups probably won’t get you there, no matter how often you do them and how many you can do!
You can apply this same thing to nutrition. Eating healthy all the time IS hard. Passing up on your favorite cake and giving up beer or wine for the foreseeable future is TOUGH. Imagine how frustrating it can be to eat healthy all the time and still not be getting the results you want!
Be smarter about your nutrition. Take a step back. Look at what you are eating and how much. Track everything… not forever, but for a week or two, so you get an idea of what portion sizes should look like. So you notice that the dressing you have been using on your salads is 120 calories per two tablespoons, and the extra spoonful of peanut butter you’re adding to your breakfast shakes is putting you over your calorie limit for the day.
Never eating foods you love and always forcing yourself to eat food you don’t even like because it’s healthy is definitely working hard. But you DON’T have to eat that way to reach your goals. Why not try working smart? You could actually get a better result eating foods you like!