Monday, August 19, 2013

Motivation Monday - Set Backs

Thank goodness for No Scale August. If I was not on a scale hiatus this month, I'm fairly certain that I'd be reporting a 100 lb gain today. You think I'm exaggerating... I'm here to tell you it doesn't feel like it.

Here's the thing, when I'm sick, I eat. The second I feel an illness coming on, I start to day dream about pizza, Taco Bell, cake, ice cream, chocolate... The list goes on and on. I know this about myself, and I swore last weekend that I would keep my eating in check; that didn't happen. Salad and chicken were the last things on my mind. None of that sounded good. I couldn't force myself to eat it. So, I ate the junk, and a lot of it. All.week.long. It was bad.

Here I am, about 10 days later, and I'm still sick-ish. Seriously, it's the never ending illness of August 2013. I haven't been able to workout in over a week and I'm worried. I'd reached a point where I didn't have to force myself to get up and workout. It was part of my daily routine. It was a "must - do". Every day, no excuses. I have my first ever, official 5K coming up in 2 weeks, and it's been far too long since I've gotten a good run in, or any cardio for that matter. I don't want to lose the motivation I had worked so hard to find.

I know what you're thinking, "Real motivating 'Motivation Monday' there, Tiffany. (Insert eye roll here)" Weightloss and fitness journeys aren't easy. We all have our struggles, this is one of mine. What's important is that we don't throw in the towel completely when they happen. So, my week long pity party is over. I'm not 100% today, but I feel well enough to try and get a workout in. I'm going to have to keep it low impact, but my sanity needs a sweat session. It's a new week - back on track!

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  1. OH MY GOODNESS! I just now replied to your comment on my post before I hopped over here to read your post. I said the exact same thing in my reply about not throwing in the towel! I hope you get to feeling better and I'm proud of you for not letting this little setback slow you down.

  2. I hope you feel better soon! P.S. I'm extending no scale August into no scale September if you want to join me to recover haha

  3. I'm glad your feeling better! Seems like a crappy week was a common theme for a lot of people I know! Once you get back into the workouts you might find, like I did with my run, that it sucks! That junk makes the workout feel awful, but it also really motivates you to change. That's a great feeling - to know how gross going back to old ways feels! Good luck and I hope you're 100% soon!


  4. My last week was exactly the same way! I'm finally getting back on the train today, after 3 days of talking about it. Hope your week is going well!


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