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I've hit a wall; Has this happened to U?

Ok friends. I need some help. I've been on my new diet and exercise plan since Sept. 1 and I've hit a wall. Not only have I hit a plateau in my progress, but in my inspiration too.

For the first time today, I went out for my run/walk and after 5 minutes said f--- it, what's the point!

Before you even say it, I'm a dedicated peertrainer member who logs almost every single day. I've lost 16 pounds in 3 months and I exercise 5 of 7 days per week for 30-45 minutes or running/walking.


Wed. Jan 9, 1:45pm

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I'd bet yer just tired/over-trained. Take a day or two (or three) off yer exercising and continue to eat healthy. Use your free time to go do something fun- something you haven't had time to do in a while.

Do that, and I bet you'll feel a lot better when you start exercising again.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 1:56 PM

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Maybe you are bored of your exercise plan? If you are walking and running try biking or maybe an elliptical. Do you weight train? If not try adding that to your plan, it will really help get you off a plateau! Try yoga or pilates too!
I have been there and here's what worked for me: varying my workouts. I added interval training to my runs to help. It worked! Also for me I started eating bigger breakfasts and that helped for some reason. Just a few suggestions to help you feel better! Don't give up though, it is worth it!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 1:57 PM

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What did a fish say when he ran into a wall?


I try to vary my workouts, and I read all the silly things on here and give them a try. Today I took CLA, gren tea and will go to the sauna. And while i am at the gym might as well try a new water aerobics class they just opened...
also I love Carmen electra's strip workouts.. Sexy! Like me :)

You have to have fun with it.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 3:19 PM

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Do you dance ? Dance classes are lots of fun and burn mega-calories. Or you can get a Dance Video for those days you just can't bear to see the inside of your gym again.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 3:32 PM

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 3:43 PM

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There is a formula on a thread about how many calories you need to eat to lose weight. At the end of it it says you need to recalculate as you lose weight. Maybe what you are eating and working out are what you have to do to maintain the weight you are at and not to lose any more. Great formula detailed formula.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 3:51 PM

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I agree with others here, try something new! It's worked for me in the past.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 3:53 PM

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op i know how u feel ive been in the same positin. I just thnk about how im goign to feel in the long run. I tell myself im goign to look and feel great so i have to keep up working out and eating healthy as much as i hate doing it

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 4:22 PM

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Try writing down all the reasons why you want to lose weight/get in shape. That helped me a lot. I read that list almost every day and it reminds me why I'm working so hard in the first place.

I was on a 6 month plateau until I did that!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 4:28 PM

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Search "motivation" and "plateau" in this forum - several threads with tons of responses detailing solid, practical advice.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 4:41 PM

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