The other day (actually, the last two weeks) were rainy and dreary. It really affected my mood and motivation. I had been working hard at eating clean and working out regularly, but I was feeling really down on myself because I was not seeing results from it. I didn’t want to do anything all day, and most of all not work out. All day I was trying to get myself in a different frame of mind. I kept telling myself that the main reason I started running was to be more healthy than I was before. It took a long time for me to feel comfortable in my body and when I finally got to that place, that is when I was able to get in the right frame of mind to commit to workouts and eating healthy. Because I wanted to be healthy. I figured the results would follow, and fast. However, I still do not feel that is the case.
I have had many health issues over the years, nothing too serious though. I do have hypo-hypothyroidism though. My thyroid is sluggish, I struggle with energy levels constantly, I gain weight easier than others my age, and it is much harder to lose weight than it is for others my age. I am on medication for the rest of my life to help my thyroid. In addition to having that, I also had to remind myself that everyone’s body is different. People gain and lose weight in different places. Where I may gain weight may not be where someone else gains most of their weight. There are a lot of different factors that go into weight loss.
To keep myself from getting upset, I decided to not weigh myself as much anymore. I would weigh myself daily and I would get down on myself. I know you should only weigh yourself maybe once a week, but it was addicting because the scale is right there in front of me. So instead of weighing myself, I decided to take my measurements every other week. I also try and pay more attention to how my clothes fit and I say to myself “Remember why you got started,” “Remember how you feel after a workout,” and “Remember how you feel when you eat healthy.”
Wherever you are on your fitness journey, do not give up. It gets hard, especially when you do not see much of a change in your weight, but it is worth it. Since I changed my eating habits and added exercise into my life, it has become 10xs better. That is what you need to remember.