Well, I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. Just when I am getting very excited about nearing my goal, the dreaded plateau stalls my efforts. After the holidays, I tweaked my diet some (some things had wormed their way in there that should have stayed far, far away from my lips….and hips!) and began exercising six days a week. Sunday was my rest day, and if I decided to have a little “cheat”, that’s the day I decided to do it. Now it appears that I am going to have to give up my cheat day…and I am pissed not looking forward to that!
The hubby, of course, tells me that I cheat every day, because I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. My comeback is that, if women in France can do it and still look stick thin, then why can’t I??? Everything that I’ve read says that one glass of wine a day is certainly a better selection, calorie wise, than a cocktail, not to mention tons of reports that say red wine is extremely healthy and full of antioxidants.
So, how to bust through the damned dreaded plateau? Looks like now I will be revving up my workouts. My hubby (who is, unbeknownst to me, my coach?) says the only way to do that is to work out twice a day. Twice?? Are you kidding me? And here I thought I was doing so well at six days a week. I think, for now, that I will pick the two days a week that a friend comes over to work out in my home gym (her office is doing a Biggest Loser competition with a $1100 pot!). That way, I can get my cardio in the morning, and lift weights with her in the evening. Nothing like a partner waiting for you to help motivate you to get with the program!
Who knows? I may yet see that Caribbean island vacation I was promised at the end of this journey. And hopefully, have a trim bod in a swimsuit to grace the beach!
Any thoughts out there on busting through a plateau without working out twice a day???? (Or giving up my wine?)