Hey y’all! I apologize for leaving all of you hanging as I had previously promised I’d update y’all weekly on my fitness/weight loss journey….
Well, after week three, I got very discouraged and gave up on my goals.
I didn’t 100% give up: I continued to work out 2-3x week and tried to be cautious of what I ate.
But for the most part I gave up. I let all of my overwhelming stress take over and I allowed myself to stress eat.
I allowed my anxiety to get the best of me and discourage me.
I crawled into my bed early each evening after work to just ignore the world. I was in bed and asleep by 7pm every night. And I let myself be lazy and sleep in until the last possible second before leaving for work.
My emotions have been up and down lately. And thats given me a sorry excuse “to take it easy on myself”.
I haven’t accomplished much lately, but that is going to change.
I’m creating new goals and making sure they are attainable!
I decided to try things I’ve never done before.
I recently joined an online coaching program with a nutritionist who knows her stuff and one of the toughest veterans who is well known on social media.
It seems very cut throat and disciplined, but achievable. And it’s also NOT a gimmick where they give you shakes and wraps and promise you 50 pounds lost in 2 weeks.
It’s a program to teach you how to make the correct nutritional choices for your body and goals. It’s a program to teach you how and what activity and exercise will help you in your journey.
Im praying over this experience and I’m ready to learn a lot and accomplish my goals.
The main thing I’ve learned these last couple of weeks during this lazy, unmotivated, and discouraging time is to take care of your mental/emotional health first!
I had too much stress going on and I didn’t really deal with it.
I didn’t really open up to anyone about it, I didn’t pray about it, I ignored the toll the stress took on my body… etc.
I sort of ignored it which is not something I want any of you to do.
You need to first and foremost always take care of your spiritual, mental, and emotional health. And if you are struggling with that, you must focus on it and get the love and help you need.
Do what helps to ease your anxiety and do things that can help you relieve stress.
Focus on more important things: for me that’s God, my family, and my close friends.
Don’t let one bad week…. or even 4 bad weeks be the thing that pushes you to end your journey and give up on your goals.
I’m trying to remember that everyday day that I’m able to wake up and open my eyes is a fresh start; a new beginning.
I know I have a lot of work to do and a lot of excuses to get rid of. I know the journey is going to be tough and it’s going to take a long time.
I want to follow through with all of it though because I want to see what it’s like to NOT GIVE UP.
I want to know that it’s possible because I know I’m not the only one out there who feels helpless.
I can’t be the only girl who sometimes feels like she is not good enough. I know I can’t be the only one who doubts that she has what it takes. I want to know it’s possible to reach my goals so that other ladies like me can know that they can do it too!
*** the photos I have in this post are from Pinterest. I don’t own them or take credit for them.