Monday, July 08, 2013
A thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone.
impediment - obstacle - obstruction - barrier - handicap
There are many, many things I could blame my nearly-7-month plateau on. The last 6 months have been, in a word, awful. I sometimes wonder how I'm still upright, never mind only a few pounds over my lowest weight.
But the last few days it's slowly dawned on my that my biggest hindrance is actually...me. More specifically, my mind.
If I ever stop a workout before the end it'll be because my mind told me it was too hard and I listened.
I eat a little too much of everything because my mind justifies it with "it's only one", "we can work it off", "you deserve it" and so many more.
And it's not just fitness. The reason I have so much trouble being sociable and suffer from social anxiety is because my mind is constantly running through any and all things that could possibly go wrong/embarrass me in any situation.
I've been reading a few fitness blogs and Facebook pages, and when I read their daily workouts I think "how can they do so much in one day? I could never do that!" But now (finally) I'm starting to wonder why could I never do that? They're just a person, like me. They weren't born with a set of dumbbells in their hands, or able to do 100 squats the first time they tried.
What if I really could do that? What if I could do even more? How much am I missing out on by letting my brain and not my body dictate when I'm done?
Now, I'm not quite sure how you go about reprogramming your own brain but I'm sure as heck going to try. I am ready to be Superwoman (and start losing again) and achieve all my body is capable of!