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  • Writer's pictureSandy Eplett

When Working Out Doesn't Work

6 years ago I was working out 7 days a week and not really seeing results. At least not the results I was looking for....increased fat loss, increased muscle tone. And now I hear from loads of women having the EXACT same problem with the countless messages I get by email and on my social media channels saying ‘I am working out but not seeing results’. Sometimes women even tell me they are investing in a personal trainer and still not seeing results. What I have learned over the last six years is that achieving a ‘fit body’ is not just about working out a lot. In fact, you can be working out a great deal and not see results and you can be working out too much! Just like I did in this pic:

Take a look at most gyms for example. The majority of people who go in them do not have particularly ‘fit bodies'. They are working hard to lose that excess fat but for most, it isn’t really working. That's EXACTLY what happened to me. I was working out 7 days a week with too much emphasis on cardio and not getting the right macronutrient combination in place. That’s your balance of protein, carbs and fat. I even tried lowering my calories to 1300 (A HUGE MISTAKE) and Intermittent fasting. I wasn’t getting the results I wanted and I felt incredibly frustrated because I was working out so much! And it doesn’t always get much better if you hire a personal trainer (PT). I have seen PTs working with the same person for months and even years and their body never changes. Now don’t get me wrong I am not knocking PTs ( I am one!). They are hired to get people fit, but that won’t necessarily change your body shape. That’s because the most effective fat loss method for women over 40 is about changing your body composition, meaning more muscle and less fat. And in order to do that, you need an intelligent (DNA based) nutrition plan together with a DNA based workout program. Coupled with the proper recovery and BOOM! Another big mistake I see is that women are not getting enough protein. Essentially, you should be taking your protein high enough so that you are able to burn fat and build muscle all at the same time. Most women don't take in enough protein to get the results they want. Often they eat 100g of protein, but if you weigh 150 lbs, that’s not enough. You should be taking in between 120g ideally 150g. Once I started boosting my protein intake I saw significant changes to my body composition. I didn’t add any more cardio (in fact I dropped the amount of cardio I was doing) and I didn’t lower my calories (In fact I increased them from 1300 to 1700). By increasing my protein, understanding my DNA (how my body responds to food, caffeine, lactose, muscle and fat composition and hormones...... and making sure my body was fueled adequately for working out I lost body fat.

When you do this on your own it can take you years to figure this out. And that’s EXACTLY what happened to me. I wish I had known much earlier. It would have saved years of frustration. Once you follow the unique path for your body you will notice a significant improvement in your body composition in around 12 weeks. I found this not only with my own body but the women that I work with as a one-to-one coach. They will experience changes at a rate that they hadn’t seen since hitting their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Would you like to work with someone who can get you better results than doing this on your own? I am here for you. If you are interested in working with a coach who understands exactly how to get you to where you want to be and finally achieve the body of your dreams as I did, then let's chat.

You owe it to yourself. Stop the guesswork and get the BLUEPRINT to your body.



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