It was so frustrating to get up this morning and realize that I’ve lost no weight this week. Nothing. Zilch. Zip. Zero. I worked so hard on making sure my eating was on par and that I pushed myself a little bit harder in my workouts. And still, nothing. I didn’t gain either though, so that’s good.
This process can be so irritating though. It’s hard to keep going when you don’t see things changing. I’m an immediate results kinda person. I like to see it happening quickly. And if it’s not happening, then, well, what’s the point? Why keep doing this if nothing is going to change? Maybe I’m just destined to be overweight and feel crumby like this.
No. I can’t keep thinking like this. I’ve only started this weight loss challenge for myself just 2 weeks ago! 2 weeks! That is not a very long time. I just need a little pick me up and some motivation.
I had a few minutes this morning so I got on Pinterest and searched “PCOS and Weightloss” just to see if I could find any new tips or tricks or ideas for what to do with a stubborn body like mine.
I found exactly what I needed! It was this blog post written by Kaliste on her blog HowDidSheGetFit.com. It is so well written and spoke to me this morning. Even if you don’t have PCOS but may be struggling with something else, this is a good read. My favorite part was this excerpt:
“We have to ENVISION ourselves as healthy women, at a healthy weight, feeling FANTASTIC both physically and mentally. It will be a BATTLE to get there, but it IS possible. —> Did you KNOW that in order to overcome the struggles of PCOS and thyroid disease…we actually should be exercising on a regular basis? It hardly makes sense… You’re probably thinking, “So, to NOT feel so exhausted and WIPED OUT all the time, I’m supposed to EXERCISE when I LITERALLY feel like a dump truck ran over me?” Yes. Yes you are. It won’t be easy. But if you are truly sick and tired of being sick and tired…the road back to health is a rocky one, but you can do it if you are determined enough. Trust me. I have been to the lowest of low points.”
I like the idea of “envisioning myself as a healthy woman, at a healthy weight…” That is the ultimate goal. It’s hard to envision and really see it sometimes. But I do know it’s possible.
That was what I needed to read this morning to gain back the motivation and determination that I needed! I just need to keep going. Keep eating clean. Keep working out. Be consistent and persistent. I can do this.
I went back to Pinterest and looked for quotes that I could put around my house to help keep up my motivation. This is what I came up with for now!
These will be what I use this week to help me remember why I’m making these changes and to keep me motivated. I’ll let you know how it goes!
One of the things I did this week to get some exercise was just put the girls in the jogging stroller and took a good long walk through our neighborhood. Then I let them get out and run around in the tennis court. They love it. We all get a little exercise and some fresh air!
They are also my motivation! 🙂
Let me know what motivates you! I can always use more ideas!
Have a great week!