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So I’ve been in a stall for the last month, toying with the same 2 pounds. With the help of a fitness guru coworker, she created ~45 minute circuits for me to do at the gym. Yesterday’s was “leg, back, biceps” and it was SO challenging which is just what I needed. It’s definitely a far departure from my usual . Today I’m super sore, but stretching a lot since tomorrow is circuit #2–arms. Hoping this eventually jolts me out of my stall, but it’ll probably take time—these muscles are like “the heck you doing to me woman?!” 😂 I’m hoping with a little Protein before and after the workout I won’t need a calorie adjustment. 500-600 calories has served me well most of the time, it’s really been getting a meaningful gym workout causing me to rut I think (either not going or doing less than I’m capable of) and I also cut out alcohol and coffee this month, just to make sure I wasn’t sabotaging myself with that!

Cheers to changing things up and hoping for a reward? 🤔💪😊

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40 minutes ago, redhead_che said:

So I’ve been in a stall for the last month, toying with the same 2 pounds. With the help of a fitness guru coworker, she created ~45 minute circuits for me to do at the gym. Yesterday’s was “leg, back, biceps” and it was SO challenging which is just what I needed. It’s definitely a far departure from my usual . Today I’m super sore, but stretching a lot since tomorrow is circuit #2–arms. Hoping this eventually jolts me out of my stall, but it’ll probably take time—these muscles are like “the heck you doing to me woman?!” 😂 I’m hoping with a little Protein before and after the workout I won’t need a calorie adjustment. 500-600 calories has served me well most of the time, it’s really been getting a meaningful gym workout causing me to rut I think (either not going or doing less than I’m capable of) and I also cut out alcohol and coffee this month, just to make sure I wasn’t sabotaging myself with that!

Cheers to changing things up and hoping for a reward? 🤔💪😊

You might want to increase your calories a bit with Protein if you are doing some serious workouts, you are going to burn through upwards of half your daily intake in 1 good session!

Cutting the alcohol and coffee is a good idea, lots of extra calories and carbs in the alcohol. What's your Water intake? If it's not upwards of 128oz, work on getting it up there.

Something else to watch for in case you didn't think of this, working out is going to increase muscle mass, so you might appear to stall weight wise. If your gym has a body fat % measuring device or scale, start checking it out to track your body fat % losses.

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