It's post-resolution slump time. It's at this point where the novelty of going to the gym and/or eating right wears off. You either keep it or leave it. So many of us leave it, and indulge in the Winter Wait.
Yes. You've probably been a victim of this phenomena. I have. I'm fighting it right now.
This past week has been a struggle. I feel like I've hit the wall. I know I'm not alone, too. Many of my favorite bloggers are posting the same sentiment - even the ones who are well on their way to success. For me, progress is so slow. It's discouraging, but I have to remind myself it's gonna take time. Still, I just want to break diet and dive headfirst into a bucket of ice cream.
But I won't.
My body is struggling with the new regime of workouts. I'm getting as many in as possible without hurting myself. That means forcing myself to take days off because I pinched something in my back. Yesterday I practically dragged my leg around Costco. It was a wake up call - I do not want to get derailed by injuring myself just to "play through the pain". On top of that, I want to give up on the whole exercise thing because I'm bored with the workouts and getting frustrated.
But I won't.
Instead I will solve the problems. My Slim in 6 experience has been less than energizing. While I feel like it's a good workout, I endure it, not enjoy it. If I'm going to give it my all, I have to be able to get into the zone. I'm considering not completing the program and switching to something else entirely. But I won't give up on the quest for fitness and endurance and health.
On the food front, I'm not sure what to do. This week I've been pretty hard-core low carbing to try to jump start myself. For me, cutting out sugar is the key. It's just the way my body is built. Hilariously, I also have a sweet tooth installed. I really have to keep reminding myself that every moment, every bite, every meal COUNTS.
Today it's snowing. I just want to curl up with a giant bowl of homemade mac & cheese and watch reruns of Girls. But unlike the ladies in the show, I no longer have the luxury of making mistakes and worrying about the consequences later. I've got a sick kiddo at home, a house that's a wreck and a body that needs a major overhaul. The time to wallow is over. No more complaining without action!