It sounds so obvious yet most of us forget that what we actually need to do sometimes is mix up what we are doing. It's easy just to plod along thinking you're still having an effective workout, the chances of you still seeing results in this phase is unlikely and therefore I would advise you mix things up. Sometimes the simplest of changes can make a big difference to your workouts and ultimately put a different spin on how you approach your workouts. Like most things in life, there is always a negative or positive swing on how you look at things, you just need to know what to do and when to do it. So, this is for all of you that feel like you're lacking in motivation and results but want to change something so that you love working out again...
It's not always easy to spot where you need to change something but knowing you need to, is sometimes enough. The best piece of advice I can give is to not change too many things at once when looking to make an impact. Usually just changing one or two things is enough for you to get the response you're looking for. So, when you're looking at your workouts try to pinpoint a certain area which you feel needs touching up or adjusting for more positive results to shine through.
When you're critiquing yourself it's easy to be soft on what you do but when you do this, you aren't being fair to yourself and won't get the best outcome, therefore you must be ruthless when wanting to see good results. A good start is to write down what you currently do and then analyze where you need to make changes. Make notes on what your weaknesses are to see how you can improve on these as these are the most important areas to focus on.
Mix It Up
Every 4 weeks it's a good idea in my opinion to mix things up and change the type of programme you're doing. Weights, cardio, classes etc can all be changed around and you don't need to stick to doing the same thing. If it's getting boring it means you will lose interest and efforts levels will also likely drop. You don't want that to happen so I recommend switching up the reps, sets, rest times, exercises which you're performing and remember, you only need to change one of these things to see full benefits. If you normally hit 10 reps for every exercise why not go for 12-15 and see the difference this way. The same method of change can be applied to other variables like sets, rest times, exercise formation and so on.
Never Give Up
The obvious and easiest thing to do when you get stuck in a rut is to quit, but this should be the very last thing you do now you have the above to choose from. If you're struggling to see a change in your physique it's because you need to change something and mix it up a little so that you start to see results again. It's very natural to go through highs and lows with your training, nutrition and how you're feeling, but the key is to stick with it and try something different. I hope the above works for you and if you have any questions just pop them below :)