Have you ever exercised, done your best to eat well and tried to make changes in your life only to lose a little weight, stay the same, or even worse…..actually GAIN weight?
This is probably one of the most frustrating things that can happen to us and often times it can send us spiraling and heading in the opposite direction of where we need to be going.
The next time this happens (because more than likely it will happen again) or if it is happening to you right now there are several things you can do.
FIRST: Realize you are not alone. You are not the first person this has happened to. In fact, I would say nearly everyone has had this happen at one time or another. You’re not different or abnormal or weird. Take comfort in knowing you’ve got company.
SECOND: Remind yourself it is a process. Sometimes we get so used to expecting quick or almost immediate results. We don’t have the patience to wait for the work to pay off. One month, two months, 6 months are not that long in a weight loss process. Give yourself time.
THIRD: Re-evaluate what you are doing. Maybe there is something more you can do. Sometimes we aren’t as honest with ourselves as we should be. Commit yourself to being 100% honest with yourself when you evaluate. You can’t trick your body into losing weight or making gains in training.
FOURTH: Remind yourself of your goals. Why are you doing this? What is most important to you? Believe you can achieve them. Don’t change them or try to convince yourself that they aren’t really your goals anymore. You set them for a reason, so don’t cop out. :)
FIFTH: Stay consistent. Consistency is the key, so don’t allow yourself to go down any “It doesn’t matter anyway” shame spirals. Stay on course with your eating and exercise and it will pay off.
Why do you even try?
Because it’s worth it.