1) Are you eating enough food // are you eating too much food?
If you consume too few calories when you’re trying to lose weight, you won’t lose the weight, OR you will lose weight instantly and quickly gain it back. Your body will be in a starvation state with too few calories that stores fat instead of burning it off.
If you consume too many calories, well… it’s obvious you won’t lose weight either.
If you consume too few calories when you want to build strength or tone your body, you may feel constantly fatigued and have a really hard time building muscle. When you’re breaking down muscle and not consuming enough it’s hard for that muscle to recover.
2) Are you still doing the modified versions of the workouts?
If so begin doing the full version to push past the plateau! Your body adapts to the stress you put on it from exercise, so if you find your workouts getting easier or your progress subsiding, start doing the full version of the workout to put different stressors on your muscles. OR maybe it's time for a new program!
3) Are you stopping during your workout/pausing the video?
Don't cheat yourself. LET'S GO.
4)Are you taking too much time between exercises, resting or walking from machine to machine? Are you texting while working out or distracted with a movie/tv show?
Do what you can to improve your performance. Increase performance means faster and better results. Remove distractions whether it's kids, the tv, pets or your phone. Often you won't even realize you're not putting in full effort.
5) Are you giving your body enough time?
It likely takes 4+ weeks to see progress. If you're in week one of your program do work yourself upbecause you don't see weight loss yet.
Think about what is improving... is your performance getting better? Meaning, are you able to get through more of the workout without stopping, or are you able to do more pushups than before?
Have your energy levels increased? Do you feel happier or have a better attitude?
Do you realize that you're improving the longevity of your life? That the fat around your organs has to burn off too, often before the subcutaneous fat....
There are so many ways to measure your success, please oh please don't define your success by the number on the scale.