I know it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my weight and my progress as I try to lose it this year. I finished up my 8 week challenge on March 1st. By that point I had actually gained back all the weight I had lost and was feeling VERY crummy. So, we are going to talk about my downfall. It’s one word and if you know me a little bit, you might be able to guess what it is…. FOOD!
Let’s start at the beginning, I joined an 8 week health challenge through a friend. The first few weeks I did awesome!! I was working out and eating well and recording everything in MyFitnessPal on my iPhone and I lost 3 lbs in 3 weeks!! My goal over the 8 weeks was to lose 5 lbs. I was halfway there after only 3 weeks!! I was so psyched!! BUT, then life happened and I started slipping. I wasn’t using MyFitnessPal every day and I was eating way too much, including candy, and so I started to gain back the weight. At first I was staying at the 3 lbs of weight loss because I was still working out and running regularly.
Well, around the 6th or 7th week of the challenge I hurt my knees. I wasn’t able to run anymore and I had a HARD time getting in my work out time. It was very frustrating to me!! I was so mad and annoyed. I LOVE my running! Whether I got in 2 miles or 4, I just wanted to be outside running. That’s how I was able to eat the candy and not gain back the weight. Since I was having such a hard time with running I would still go out and walk or do stretches for 30 minutes or ride the bike in my basement, but I did start gaining back the weight. My knees are still bothering me and I have kind of given up on working out for right now. I’m just tired of hurting so I have decided to take the next couple weeks of and after we get back from our Spring Break trip next week I will start getting back into it. I was thinking about joining the same health challenge again to get me motivated, but I’m really not sure I want to do it again. I do, but there’s a part of me that just doesn’t want to. I basically wasted $15 because I only lost 3 lbs and then gained it right back. It obviously only motivated me for 3 weeks so I am thinking I just need to do this on my own. It has to be a life style change. I have to really WANT to lose the weight and not just lose a little.
So, that’s where I’m at right now on this weight loss journey. I have considered joining a weight loss facebook group and I have been keeping track of my progress in a composition notebook, but it has been a little frustrating since I gained the weight back. I am going to take a break and will start again on April 1st.
Do you have any secrets on how you keep yourself motivated? I sometimes think to myself that it’s too hard and I’m ok with the way I look, but I know that’s just me being lazy, because I’m not ok with the way I look. I know I can do this!! I just have to fully commit myself and not give in!!
Please share any thoughts or advice you have! I would love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by today!!