A woman wrote that she was stuck, stalled, plateaued. Whatever the name it means you aren't going anywhere with your weight-loss and fitness.
Without going into tons of detail, she had done what I have warned about for years.
As soon as you realize you are doing something that has become easy, you have to make a change. Your body will always acclimate to what you throw at it, and that's why you have to change to make it keep changing.
She had been using the Wide Open Training cardio in which I and women you hire me are complete believers. Problem was the woman in question (not a client) was still using the timing sequence she used at the start -- or very near the start -- of her fitness quest.
What she said is this: I was doing WOT for 15 seconds and recovery for 45 seconds. Then she changed it and said this: I went to the gym last night and did back and chest and then did cardio WOT the correct way. What a HUGE difference! -- I was exhausted when I got done. It's hard to believe that 15 seconds makes that much difference.
You have to keep challenging your body. Best part is that when you do work that challenges you it is not necessary to spend a lot of time exercising. That's what I have called in these columns the Less-is-More concept (I call it something else with the people I work with), but either way it is, in my opinion, the best way for a female to train. Males, too, but they generally want to get huge so this applies to them only if they want to burn fat for a show or to get a real six pack.
In a few days I'm going to make available the training system I'm talking about. It's the way my clients train (all are female) and it will be free on my website. I'll tell you when.
Meawhile I'm on the road and put an article about Less-is-More on my National Column. It's a precursor to the above and if you're interested just click the link.
Remember to have an annual physical. Information presented by Thomas Amshay is not meant to replace your health care team.