One thing that is so frustrating about weight loss is sticking with it. You can be going along so well, sticking to your plan, staying on point, and then something happens and you have a little setback and that’s it. You’re in a rut, you can’t find that willpower you had before. I know I’m not the only one who deals with this.
It’s no secret that ever since marathon training, I lost that willpower and the fight to keep it up. I continued to eat like I was marathon training after the marathon was over. It’s not easy to stop and because of that, I’ve gained weight, Just keeping it real.
But after completing the 3-Day Refresh last week with great results, I’ve found my groove again. I have that urge in the morning to plan for the day, take snacks with me, drink water all day long, skip the sodas, and forgo the ice cream for dessert. I’ve even run twice this week and roller skated my butt off for two hours one night. Those 3 days reminded me that I have it in me to do this, and I feel better when I eat better. Plain and simple.
Weight loss is such a struggle. And I know that I will fight it my whole life. I am still working towards my goal and when I reach it, I will work towards staying there. I know what I need to eat and what I shouldn’t eat. And I am fortunate to love a wide variety of foods and enjoy fruits and veggies and healthy options. Now that I’ve found my way out of that rut I was in, I feel like my desire to get to my goal has been renewed again and it is very empowering. I find myself planning ahead for meals and even making better choices when we go out.
I will keep taking it day by day and make the best choices I can when I can. I will not deprive myself of foods that I love for a treat or special occasion, but the healthy options will far outweigh the splurges. For me, that is what works. Getting back to that place and having the strength to do it is a pretty fabulous thing. I just have to remember… Progress, no perfection.