One of my biggest fears during my weight loss journey has been hitting the plateau. I had been very lucky so far that I had not hit that point yet. Until now.
In fact, I have only lost 9 pounds since the beginning of January. Yes, I know that I should be happy with that loss at least because the number is still going down. Its not going down as fast as I would like to though,
Granted, I know that I should be more realistic in my journey to wellness. That I have to continue to my fitness goals based off of real life responsibilities and situations. I do know that this is not The Biggest Loser and losing the weight secluded from family, friends and work. Life happens and real life stresses are going to happen that we have to deal with in the process.
One of the hardest things for me right now is that I am struggling with self-control and my sweet tooth during the most intense situations. At times it feels like there is that cartoon image in my head of the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other going back and forth. Honestly, the devil seems to win more times than I would care to admit the last couple of months.
Rather it seems to be deciding to walk to the gym in sub-zero temps or eating something that I know I should not. Even it is something healthy, eating it at a later time in the day than I should sometimes wins out because I feel to make what I should.
I do realize that as my weight goes down, that it will be harder for me to lose weight. I also realize that now that as it gets harder for me to lose, I am going to have to adjust things in my workouts, increasing the intensity and adjusting my diet accordingly.
At this time, I know that I should be training for long distance races, and I need to properly fuel my body for those sessions. It is also a matter of doing it while I am still in weight loss mode so that I can do it right with out harming my body in the process.
At the end of this journey, I want to be able to get to my goals with as little injury to my body and no side effects because of my dietary changes in the process. I want to be able to do this all the right way now, during the process so that I can be completely healthy not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. No matter how hard it is for me.