Monday, May 24, 2010
Ok, so it's been a little while since my last blog post. I'll start with some positive updates... I have worked out at least 6 days each week for the past 2 months. I started at a 15 minute mile, and I'm down to 12 minutes (ask me again in a month and a half... I'm running a 5k and I hope to be down to an 10 minute mile). I feel great - energetic, focused, I've been sleeping better, and overall just healthier than before.
And now for the other update, which is a challenge I'm currently facing. I'm stuck at a plateau. I've turned to endless people for advice, support, and motivation (thanks, guys!). I've read countless articles on what to do to overcome a plateau. I've listened to the advice I've been given - cut my caloric intake by 300-500 calories per day and I changed up my fitness routine. I've incorporated different foods into my meal plans, and increased the amount of water I drink. Still, I haven't lost any weight to speak of since January (prior to that I lost 68 lbs over the course of 2 years). I've kept a positive outlook, but I must admit that it's starting to bring me down a little. I don't know what to do next, but I am not going to give up. I'm very determined to keep moving in the right direction. For now, I'll take a deep breath and keep my chin up.
If you've gotten through a plateau before, I'd love to hear from you! Advice is always appreciated!