Regular exercise plays a huge role in your overall health and fitness level as well as weight loss and weight maintenance. You must be CONSITENT with your exercise. In other words, you can’t run in January, stop in February, pick it up again in the fall, and expect to be smokin hot at Christmas. IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY PEOPLE! Consistency is key. When it comes to getting the body to let go of excess poundage and bust through those terrifying plateaus, you have to be creative. Your workout needs to take a tone that is more challenging, BUT not so gut wrenching that it causes inflammation.
The best way to accomplish fat loss is through circuit training. Circuit training is basically moving through a series of exercises one after the other with little to no rest in between. Circuits can be done with literally any form of fitness. My favorite to bust through plateaus is to circuit through strength and cardio moves all in one workout. Since these circuits don’t exhaust any one particular muscle group, you can circuit up to 6 days per week for maximum results. Your 7th day is an active rest day, meaning you can walk, jog, bike, do yoga, etc. Don’t sit around like a lump though.
Above is a cardio circuit, mixing body weight based strength moves with high intensity cardio moves. Move quickly through each, rest for about a minute after all are done, then repeat the circuit 2-3 more times for optimal results. Remember, in order to change the body composition you must first CHALLENGE the body. So, work outside of your comfort zone. By the way, there are plenty of other videos right here on this site to get you up and moving, no money required! So, stop wasting your own time and hop to it…literally.
P.S. If you are super hard core about getting that weight off, add fish to your daily intake (canned tuna is OK, but you want to limit the quantity to NO more than 1 can per day at most due to trace amounts of mercury).