‘I am doing everything right but I am not getting results’
Hitting a plateau is a common occurrence, and understanding what to look out for is essential so that you don’t lose motivation!
Firstly let’s make sure that you really are covering all of your bases…can you honestly say that you are nailing all of these areas:
- Stress management
- Family time
- Relaxing time
If you are hitting all of these BANG ON then you just have to be patient with your results, sometimes progress occurs but the results don’t let on which can leave you feeling frustrated and fed up with your efforts not yielding the results you desperately want, after all what’s the point in being good if we don’t get what we want?
‘What are you paying attention to?’
So when this happens I want you to start paying attention to different ways of tracking progress, if you’re been setting store by the scales alone, this is only telling one story.
If you’re in the midst of a weight plateau, how are your measurements?
How is your waist to hip ratio?
Start looking for other things that ARE changing:
- Energy levels
- Are your clothes fitting better?
- Are people noticing changes in you?
- Is your mood better?
- Do you feel sexier?
- Are you laughing more, smiling more?
- Are you more comfortable around food?
- Are you making good choices without thinking about it
There are so many things that are changing on this journey towards being healthier and happier that we MUST pay attention in lots of different areas.
I know that you WANT those scales to go down, we’ve been influenced over the years to fixate on this one metric, but when you look in detail at your life and all of the thing that have changed and improved – it’s hard to feel bad about your progress.
It’s not a linear process, some weeks will feel fantastic, some weeks will feel super hard.
It completely depends on what else is going on in your life!
‘But Nicola I really am doing EVERYTHING I need to do AND I am tracking all areas and still nothing is happening’