After losing nearly 10 lbs relatively easily, I fell off the bandwagon. It started with reaching my first plateau [which ya’ll warned me about!], but it was still a little bit discouraging. Bad choices spiraled from there: I stopped counting calories, I didn’t stay as active and I got angry with myself. But then I talked to my mother in-law who is also working on losing weight and she told me “this week my goal is to just get back on track.”
And it turned out to be just what I needed to hear. This is a process, a long road to learning to make better lifestyle choices. I’m going to hit plateaus and I’m going to fall off the bandwagon sometimes. That’s okay; as long as I commit to getting back on track. So I guess this month’s post is going to be short and sweet: I didn’t lose any more weight, and I don’t feel like I really improved upon much. I do feel slightly skinnier [sometimes] and I’ve definitely noticed an uptick in my cardio and muscular strength.
But instead of using all of my energy talking about what I’ve done wrong in the past, I want to focus on what I can do in the future to keep on track. This next month, I want to make one conscious decision to live a healthier lifestyle each week. Whether that’s counting calories on the weekend, ordering a salad instead of a burger at dinner or just taking the dog for an extra walk, I really don’t care. Anything is better than nothing, and it’s time for me to get back on track and re-commit to living a better, healthier lifestyle.
How often have you gotten off track in your health & fitness journey? What tips/tricks/solutions did you find most helpful for getting back on track?
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