I am in week 8 and things have been going great. However, the past few weeks I haven't noticed much of a change...same weight, same size. My waist is a bit smaller but nothing is happening with my abs and thighs and as a woman, well, that's where I need it! I could go down a size in my waist but not my thighs. I have changed my work-outs every 4-5 weeks and I am drinking lots of water. My diet has been really good but I did have one week where it 3 days of that week I fell off the wagon, just slightly (one bowl of ice cream, one soda, and some chips). I drink one protein shake a day, take Betagen twice a day, and try to eat about 120-125 grams of protein. I'm 5'7" and have been hovering around 150 pounds and my BMI is also hovering around 24.
So, any suggestions for work-outs or meals? Or just any advice period. I don't feel unmotivated necessarily but definitely need something to pump me up.
Anything is helpful!!
Hi miwife33, you're probably in week 10 of your challenge now; have you started noticing any changes yet or are you still plateuing? The only suggestion I have is that maybe you're eating the correct foods, but too much. How big are your portions (of both complex carbs and protein) and are you spacing your 5-6 meals approximately 3 hours apart?
Another thing I just thought of is regarding your weightlifting sessions. You say you're changing things up every 4-5 weeks. Does that include increasing your weights? I personally push myself to do heavier weights at least every week, unless I had an incredibly difficult time lifting a particular set. Then I'll either slightly lower the weight or just keep it the same for the next session or two until it starts to feel "easy."
I hope you've started to notice more of a change now by week 10. You only have 2 1/2 more weeks to go until you finish this challenge! That is fantastic and I can't wait to hear your end results. :)
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