What is your goal? I constantly ask my clients this questions.
I think it is so important to consistently reevaluate and refocus on what exactly the goal is.
Are you trying to take it to the next level? Are you training for an event? What IS the goal.
I lost 65lbs after having my son in 2013. My initial goal was to get my "pre baby" body back. As things started to progress I realized 1. my body was nothing like my pre baby body. 2. I didn't want to be skinny, I wanted to get "fit"
At this time my idea of fit was pretty standard and superficial. I wanted aesthetic results. I focused on clean eating and excessive amounts of HIIT cardio.
I started to hear how "skinny" I looked.
Every time I heard the word "skinny" I cringed.
"Skinny" was NOT my goal.
Once that clicked my methods changed. I started eating and training like an athlete. More calories, and the introduction of weightlifting is when I saw the real change occur.
If you want to look like a certain type of athlete. Train like that athlete.
Intentional training is important for achieving major goals.
For example: Want a bigger booty? Implement more glute training in to your weekly workout schedule. Train them in addition to your other muscle groups 3x per week. Increase your calorie intake to put on muscle mass.
Now three years later, I am still asking myself and my clients-- How bad do you want it? What is your goal?