Ahhhh.....V A C A T I O N. Getting away from our crazy hectic everyday lives and letting loose and forgetting about all of our worries and stressors. But for some people, vacation means overeating and not moving around enough, resulting in weight gain. When you return back to your job and normal life, your pants are tight, you lose that "high" vacation feeling within a couple days, and any hopes of being re-charged and reinvigorated start to vanish.
It's been tossed around for years throughout the fitness industry, the notion that for every 3,500 calories you burn you'll lose a pound of fat. As a personal trainer, though, I often see people pushing through week after week of running, walking, lifting, whatever-workout designed specifically to reach that 3,500 calorie per week mark-only to weigh exactly the same when it's over. Argh, all that work and no results!
If you're stuck at your bodyweight or body fat percentage and want to break through to get better results try walking backwards on the treadmill. Yes, that's right...BACKWARDS. Start off slow, around 1-2 mph at a 2-3 incline setting and don't hold on to the rails.