When one wants something so badly and is doing everything possible to work towards achieving their goal, it can be discouraging to not see much progress. Over the past month, my progress has slowed. Nutrition and training have been consistent. The intensity of the workouts is increasing to meet the heightened endurance of everyone. I continue to increase in lifts and am feeling and seeing positive change in my body composition as a result, but the numbers are practically stagnant.
After putting my additional cardio workouts on hold about a month ago, it is now time to resume them. This week I will be incorporating them back into my routine on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Performing HIIT workouts in a fasted state have provided me with great results in fat loss. I will be using the C2 Rower, ropes and weighted jump rope - in addition to body-weight exercises in the intervals.
Progress is still progress. Increased cardiovascular endurance and strength gain is my proof of progress over the past month. With each week of training that passes, I am another step closer to my goal. I will reach my goal, but it just comes down to the time it takes to get there. This is not a setback. This is not an obstacle. This is something I have the power to change. I have hit plateaus in the past and it is simply time to bust through this one and never look back.