Not seeing results

Not seeing results? Here’s What To Do

Ever concerned that the number on the scale won't budge, or keeps increasing? The truth is, the number on the scale can be an unreliable indicator of your overall health and fitness.

Genetics and hundreds of lifestyle factors play an important role in how fast you'll see progress, which workouts feel right for you, and other fundamentals like nutrition, stress management and sleep.

If you’re not satisfied with your progress, here’s 5 thing to consider:

Mix it up

Your body is constantly adapting to the movements and exercises you do on a regular basis. This means that in order to avoid a fitness plateau, you have to keep challenging yourself in your workouts. Diversify your routines with strength training, bursts of HIIT, and cardio! Switching up your routine every now and then can keep your body guessing, helping you push past a plateau.

Check your nutrition

Whether you’re building muscle or losing weight, nutrition is key. Make sure you’re getting the right amount of calories (less isn’t always better) and nutrients from your meals.

Check out these nutrition guides to ensure you’re getting key nutrients in the right amounts.

Give it time

Are you giving yourself enough time?

Slow progress is still progress, with peaks and troughs being a totally natural part of your fitness journey. Allow 8 - 12 weeks before noticing real change.

Check in mentally

Working out has a world of benefits beyond slimming down. It can improve our mental health, cardiovascular fitness, our sleep and even have a positive effect on our relationships! Getting fit is more than the number on the scale.

Are you feeling better? More confident? Are you enjoying your workouts? These are all important results to be celebrated!

Redefine progress

What's more, weight gain can be a positive result of healthy lifestyle changes. Muscle weighs more than fat, which is why you might gain weight when starting a fitness routine. However, it also takes up less space in your body, so you'll look leaner and burn fuel more efficiently, even though you have gained weight.

The bottom line: how you feel (physically and mentally) is often worth so much more than the number on the scale, so don't be discouraged!

Seven's plans take out the guesswork so you can focus on what's important. Simply decide on your goal, choose a schedule and Seven will create a personalized plan to help you reach your target 💪

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