Well, it’s good to be back. The last few weeks have been all over the place, and there were times where it felt like I had completely lost the focus and momentum that I gained during the contest. Two injuries, one right after the other threatened to completely derail my workouts, and my eating habits were getting sloppier and sloppier. Last week I was forced to stop exercising entirely, and I used the opportunity to examine where I was, what I was doing, and how things were going. I discovered that I had slowly begun to move away from the things that had worked so well for me in the beginning and I recommitted myself to the process.
I was able to start working out again last Thursday, and I began to try and approach everything the way I did in February, and things slowly began to get better. I finished the steroids and muscle relaxers by Friday and I fin ally began to move beyond the weight plateau that I had been stuck on since April 1st. I am starting to feel like I did during the contest again – focused, motivated and more determined than ever to stay on track and reach my 100 lb weight loss goal. I have also begun to reach out to my friends for support and suggestions and to reconnect with some of the SDSD folks as well. After all, I can use all the help I can get.
My next goal is to be below 280 by May 1st. That’s 10 lbs in 4 weeks… totally doable if I stay focused. I keep using that word – focus… it keeps coming to mind. I need to continue to ask myself “What can I do, right now, in this moment, that will support my overall health and fitness and move me towards my goal?” The intuitive thought will come, and the actions that follow will inevitably lead me to where I need to be.
It’s good to be back.