I do not want to be a failure and undo all the progress I had made. I am not eating as healthy as I should be and I have not been working out. I get home from work and have no will to work out or do anything. I am having some personal issues which is making me worried and stressed and I'm stressed because I'm not working out.
I know I need to be patient and I will get through this. I don't like that I am letting this affect by health and weight loss progress.
I will stay tracking my progress and I will not give up.
I agree with SRWYLE. Exercise is the best stress reliever even it's only for 10 minutes. Just start is the best thing I can tell myself when I don't want to move and before you know it 1/2 hour has passed and I feel better for it.
It's the push you need to get past this. I wish you well. 936 days ago
I have been there and it's so easy to say it will be okay and to weather the storm, but when you're in the storm you're not able to see clearly and that cause so many other things to happen that we do not foresee. Young lady, speaking from experience in all areas that you've mentioned, all I can tell you is to "Let go and let GOD!!!" All you have to do is rest in the palm of his hand because that's where He's holding you and the only way you can get out of the palm of his hand is to JUMP, and I don't believe that you will be jumping. He's telling you to R E S T and that He has this THANG!!!
- Nancy Jean - GA
P.S. I know, it's easier said than done. 936 days ago
I understand those down-turns; it's natural, because life is hard! That's not me, trying to continue the rainy day mood you're in, but on occasion, all the "buck-up," "chin-up," "just do it," motivational stuff makes me want to stomp my feet, make some fists, curl my lips into a pout, and have a good old-fashioned wallow. I hope you find what works for you. 936 days ago
I'm glad you're not going to give up. This program is great but you have to be the one to do it. A friend talked about the 5-second rule - count downward from 5 to 1 just before you are going to do your workout, and then do it. There is something about the countdown that helps get you started, and once you start, it's easy to keep going. The one thing I've learned is that when you're stressed is the BEST time for exercise - even if it's just a walk. It will clear your head and help you process what you need to do to address the cause of the stress. You can do it! 937 days ago
Great. You will be surprised at how you can get closer to your goals by being consistent. Track your food every day, exercise for 10 minutes (or more if you can) but if you start with 10 minutes and increase more each week, it will get easier and you will be able to add the extra to build up your strength.
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