In the beginning of February I did some changes to my diet (mainly cutting out sugar and increasing my calorie intake) and I saw some major changes in just a few weeks. Now I seem to have plateaued and haven't seen any significant changes for some time. The interesting thing is also that I was ill for almost two weeks in February. During that time I only did some shorter yoga sessions and took a couple of short walks and I did NOT eat well.
The only thing I've really changed is that I'm working out a lot harder now. In February I did 20-30 minutes of sweatbreaking activities in the morning every other day and something like 10-30 minutes of yoga in between. Now I do an hour of HIIT and weight training three times a week, yoga in between and one rest day. I now do my longer workout sessions in the afternoon since my energy doesn't last for a full hour of working out in the morning. I follow programs and don't do the same routine so my body is kept guessing.
I don't get this. Working out harder should reasonably give me better results, but it doesn't. I don't weigh myself so it's not a question of building muscle and losing fat. My measurements have been the same for three weeks now. My goals are losing centimeters and building muscle.
It's normal to have plateaus. It takes time for your body to acclimatise. It has "to learn" to burn fat, the muscles need time to grow and in the end it's still a question of how many calories you eat.
You need a break frequently, even if it's just one day of rest. If you do too much, your body burns muscles, because it's easier. The same if you don't eat enough protein.
Last but not least, your body is still in "saving-mode". Before it starts burning fat, it takes everything else first.
What do you eat before and after workout?
I suggest you also read Scotty's topic about ectomorph, endomorh and mesomorph bodies:
Stay positive, go on doing your workouts and you will see good results:)