Saturday, December 19, 2020

I've been working on getting past a plateau. I gain some weight, lose some weight, then I don't see any changes for awhile. Working toward physical fitness is the most difficult goal I've ever had. It's not a hobby, it's a second job.

I work really hard every day to stay on track with my routine and my eating habits. I work out when I’m tired and I eat when I’m not hungry. Some days it’s a fight just to get out of bed and lift a little, but I think about how it will pay off later. I don’t have a trainer, an amazing meal plan, supplements, or eight hours a day to work out. It's just me learning as I go and doing my best. 

Not everyone sees that side of it. Someone made a comment about some weight that I've gained back, and maybe I did put on a little more than I’d like. Every pound taunts you after you've struggled with your self image for a long time. It's easy to lose sight of how far you’ve come and instead focus on how far you have left to go. You hear the negative voice in your head every time you look at yourself and with every choice you make.

Don't listen to that voice. Drown it out. Prove it wrong with each small victory, each sacrifice, and every last rep that you push through. That’s really the secret. Push through it.