I know, it’s hard. It’s a grind. It’s a hustle. It’s work.
Day in and day out you gotta stick with it. Even when the progress slows. You can’t just throw in the towel. You gotta keep on keepin’ on. If you been following along, I struggled after Day 80 of the Advocare Challenge because I didn’t have a really have much of a goal. And that’s hard, because I don’t personally think I can always have a “GOAL.” I just need to live and be active and eat well. Well life happens, stress happens and not every day is happy go lucky. But I haven’t given up. I still keep at it. It’s just at a lot slower pace.
But even being less intense, I can tell you for the past 11 weeks I’ve managed to lose about a pound a week. Some days it’s easy and some days it’s terribly hard, but guess what?!? I’m still losing and I still have more to lose. And even though it’s a slow roll, I know my body is still changing. It’s just a process.
Below is my process. Left – Jan 8, 2018; Middle – March 28, 2018, Right – June 20, 2018. Things have definitely slowed down since March, but I’m still in the right direction.
So yes, it’s a process… A PROCESS that you have to learn to accept. Odds are you aren’t going to lose all the weight in a month and then go back to business as usual. But there is that chance you could lose a shit ton of weight in a short period but guess what? You are basically guaranteeing yourself to gain it all back, plus some.
But if you just take a deep breath and hit it one day at a time, one step at a time… I know it will prove to be fruitful. Trust me! It’s been my life. I took a couple of days off here and there in the past year, and managed to take some giant steps backwards but I’d dust myself off and go back to moving forward.
Only YOU can make the choice to change. It truly does help when you have a village and support but sometimes even the support system fails you a little bit, so YOU need to be on the island all by yourself to know you are going to succeed.
So if you haven’t made the change but want to, yet you are still hesitant… HELLO!!! You can’t see change without changing. So get out of your comfort zone and do something.
If you have made changes, but are struggling, that’s OK! Get back to it and do work!
And if you’re killing it daily, then keep on keepin’ on! Be a motivation to someone else. Encourage a friend. Share your journey. Be honest. Share your truths.
Cause this shit ain’t easy! If it was, we’d all be super fit beings. Case in point. I’m supposed to get up 4 mornings a week and do a 20-30 minute workout. It’s Friday, I woke up today only. I hit snooze M-Th. Every morning this week! Slacker! I’m still working out in the evenings, but I haven’t hit my “extra” stuff. It’s terrible. But it is what it is. I didn’t flail around and cry. I just stuck with the program and know that next week I can’t be such a slacker! The end.
Let’s go people! Live a long healthy life for you and for your family. Get healthy to be as medication free as possible. Get healthy for better sleep and brain health. Get healthy to be the opposite of sickly! You’ll feel better, I promise!