Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I know you have done it before. You begin a new diet or new workout plan, gung-ho, super excited, you keep with it for a week or two weeks or a month... Then it gets too hard, or life gets in the way, or your favorite show in the world premiers again, and you quit.
Maybe you flat out quit, or maybe it's a slow, gradual thing until one day you're sitting on the couch and realize that you haven't worked out in a few days. So you feel sorry for yourself about failing and grab a bag of chips.
For me, after a decade of trying different weight loss fads, I finally found something that I loved. Something that worked. I started Crossfitting, and I was hooked. I made it through the 8 week bootcamp and I kept going for another year. I did not, however, change my eating habits, and my hard work didn't do a lot. So I stopped.
Eventually, I missed it. So I started it again. And again I dealt with those first weeks of pain and soreness knowing that at the other side was a strong, healthy me. This time, I did a semi paleo diet at the same time and in a 6 month period of time, I lost 36lbs. And people NOTICED! Then I went on a road trip, ate at truck stops and over the next 8 months, I didnt do anything.
I gained back 18lbs as of last week.
This week, I'm starting again. I know that the next weeks will painful. I wont be able to sit down without bracing myself on the table or desk. But that's what I get for quitting. Again.
You've seen those motivational quibs on facebook I'm sure, there was one the other day that got me. "If you're tired of starting over, then stop giving up"
The moral of the story is that if you have a bad day, or you cave and stop at BK for a breakfast sandwich, move on. Eat the sandwich if you must, but make up for it by eating super healthy for lunch, and push yourself extra hard during your workout.
Don't do as I have done. I eat the sandwich, feel like a big fat failure, say well, I screwed up for lunch so I might as well have Taco Bell for lunch and sit on the couch cuz there is no point in working out now! That's bad. Don't do that.
I need to stop quitting, because I really am just tired of having to start over again.