I forget how much of a mental struggle getting fit can be. We want to see results right away and when we don’t, frustration and self-deprecation rears its ugly head.
I’ve been guilty of this lately and sometimes you need a reality check that you are not going to lose 10 lbs in a week… not matter what people say. I’ve been training super hard 4 times a week, and even though I see some muscle toning, the extra lbs I’ve been trying to lose is still there.
Everyone tells me that it’s my diet that will get rid of that but we all know how difficult clean eating can be. I work in an office all day and sit at a computer so I start thinking and craving things I know I shouldn’t eat. What makes it worse is that where I work, yummy treats are just a walk away. Maybe it’s stress, or hormones, or just terrible nutrition but cookies sound pretty good right now….NO! STOP!
It’s all about mental strength and teaching yourself positive self talk so those thoughts that make you feel like you can’t do this or “why bother,” wont mess with your progress.
Rome wasn’t built-in a day. Weight loss doesn’t happen over night.
Ps. Eat fruit! It’s good for you! Ignore those people who say you shouldn’t eat it.
but life happens!
Since my last post, I’ve been busy but I am in a place now that I realize being happy is the most important goal. Money is great, and technically you can’t live without it, but being happy within yourself is something that I think most of us struggle with.
I met one of my close friends a year ago and she has changed my life! She used to be overweight, but then she started running, working out, eating healthier and in turn has become happier, more motivated. She recently finished the Boston Marathon and it was one of those moments that you see in movies… tears, smiles, and a feeling of accomplishment. She ran the marathon last year but we all know what happened. Luckily, she was safe but never got to finish the race and since then she had to battle through all the nightmares, emotions, and just the shock of that tragedy. Her strength and perseverance inspired me to take a hold of my life and set some personal goals.
I’ve been running, even joined a running group during the winter as that’s the hardest time to get motivated to run. I’m certainly not a cold weather person. I’ve completed a ton of races, joined a cross fit gym and I have the goal to run my first half marathon in Boston this October. Sticking to goals can be tough when you are going through a hard time and this past year has been the hardest, but I’m determined to get fit and happier.
Live for yourself, not others. Be Happy!