Three weeks ago I restarted my spark journey to a thinner, healthier me. The first two weeks were great. I logged in all my nutrition measures, exercised regularly, did the 8+ cups of water a day and exceeded my weight loss goals. I felt great and was already looking better.
One week ago, our family came down with some seasonal bug. Now I feel like garbage. I don't want to exercise, don't like the look of whats staring back at me from the mirror and have lost most of my motivation. I suspect that I put back on a pound or two over the weekend but don't even want to weigh in.
I realize now that this is a recurring pattern for me. I get a good start, make progress, get sick, lose motivation, give up my gains and say "heck with it." I am motivated by making progress and feeling good about it. When I get sick, I just don't want to bother then once I've lost ground, I lose the will to re-take it.
I'm refusing to do that this time. I may be stalled, but I'm not stopping. I will continue to do all the right things, even if I don't feel like it. I will keep in mind that "this too shall pass" and when I come out the other side, I will feel even better for not giving up just because I didn't feel well for a week. I will be successful this time.
| current weight: 201.5