Joanne Taylor

Graphic Designer



Battle through the plateau!

UPDATE January 24, 2013 If you check out my Fitocracy account you can see that I've kept my schedule except for yesterday. Things were too busy to exercise yesterday for me, so I'm using that as my day off and I'll do elliptical today and body weight exercises on Friday and then continue as planned. I really like that I'm able to have flexibility in my workouts because life does happen.

My Fitocracy profile name is jmetaylor

I've been committed to exercising since June 2012. I've lost 35lb and I'm still going. I've slowed down quite a bit in the past month or so. I'm not sure if it's the Christmas holidays, which I'm happy to say I only gained one pound and it came off in a few days, or if it's winter hibernation setting in. My goal is to work through this semi-plateau and continue to lose weight. I have a long way to go to get close to my healthy weight. Below are some of the changes I would like to make over time.

Fitness Action Plan

1. Workout smarter. I already do Cardio in the way of the eliptical machine 5-6 times a week. I usually do interval training for 15-30 mins but I do switch it up and do flat out fast as I can for 30 mins or as steady as I can for an hour. I've tried to bring in body weight exercises but I find them hard to work into my schedule. I started ready the Nerd Fitness Blog which has some awesome information about body weight exercises and it really appeals to me that you can do it anywhere and you don't need that much equipement. The workout seems to take longer than the eliptical so I keep sliding back into doing that. I'm afraid of not exercising at all since that is what always happened in the past. It's very easy for me to make an excuse and skip it so I'd rather do something than nothing.

2. Eating smarter. I am on the Weight Watchers plan which has helped a lot in keeping track of my intake and limiting my food. I'm slowing getting used to the plan. I do need to eat more veggies and fruits. I also need to cut out soda and drink more water. I have cut back a lot and don't drink much but it's still there and I think it would be good to limit it to dinners out at a restaurant.

The one fitness change I'm going to make is this: Make a weekly schedule to work in 3 body weight workout days. I'll make them for days where I can take the extra time if need be and breaks in between the body weight workouts.

Weekly Schedule


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