Here’s an excerpt from my book…
In an effort to lose weight and get more physically fit, I recently began a new diet and exercise regimen. After weeks of consistently dropping pounds, my body eventually settled into a weight. I got stuck at the same weight for nearly five weeks. Though I remained disciplined in my efforts, I couldn’t lose any more weight. I hit a plateau and it was very frustrating. I was still working hard, and still watching my diet. However, I wasn’t seeing the results on the scale.
Confused, I talked to a fitness expert, and his explanation relieved some of my frustration. He told me that our bodies are always trying to achieve homeostasis, a physical equilibrium. Even with all the changes I made to get me to this point, my body got acclimated to my routine.
The only way to break beyond the plateau and move forward is to change the routine. The other aspects of our lives function in the same way. We hit plateaus in our relationships, finances, and careers. We can’t just stay there. We must change the routine.
Do not get stuck on the plateau. Make the necessary adjustments in your life so that you can move forward to achieve your goals!
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, do not adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius