I hit that wall too, but in the last two years since I have been seeing my chiro, I also learned my BIG WHY. That is the reason that i am so inclined to get on this journey. Some of it may be mind games, so having a plan in place certainly won't hurt. But my BIG WHY is enough to push me. I can't be the best Aunty ever to my nieces and nephews if I am not healthy. So when I reach that wall, their faces are on it. The little ones are asking me to play. The older ones want to go somewhere. I can't do that if I go back to my old habits.
Don't limit yourself. The Bowflex is downstairs collecting dust-- dust it off and start using it. Do some of the strenghthening exercises on it. Keep doing the DVD's. Do some 12 minute tabata training. You don't have to be "used' to exercise. Just start moving. Ditch the excuses. Each excuse is another few pounds on the scale. It's easy to make excuses.
No one ever said this journey was easy. What they did say was that it was worthwhile.
Another way I look at it is God gave me this gorgeous self-healing body. It doesn't need meds, it doesn't need junk food, it needs sleep, it needs love and it especially needs no interference. Then I took this lovely gift and slapped it back in God's face by treating it horribly. So when that 6 week wall comes up-- I think about this gift that God gave me and what I am doing to it and stop making excuses to myself.
I don't have to exercise outside. I can pick up two soup cans and do bicep curls. I don't need to walk outside-- I can walk in my living room and do squats, lunges, and split jumps. I don't need to ride a bike outside-- i can lay on the floor and pedal my feet in the air.
I don't need fast food or convenience food, the stuff I can make is so much better for me and the extra 15 minutes it takes me to prepare a healthy dinner is so much better than the plastic food I get at McDonald's or Burger King.
So when that 6 week wall comes knocking at your door-- DON'T ANSWER IT. It's your choice. Your excuses don't belong on this journey.
Losing weight is the far down my list. I want to be healthy. Health is 100% function of body, mind and spirit with no evidence of disease. Weightloss and fitness will come with that.
| current weight: 250.0