I am sad..
I am Frustrated..
I am disappointed in myself...
I can go on with a long list of negative words/sentences that a lot of people who are trying to lose weight use very often. I get it; I have had those days too, today being one of them. I am not very impressed with the progress I have made but instead of crying over it (I did cry for sometime) here’s what I did
I asked myself if I am ready to Give up? if I am willing to accept that I won’t be able to do more. If I am willing to accept I can’t improve or change then what use of crying over something that I believe can never be changed? If the answer to this question is ever 'Yes' then you will not be reading my blog anymore.
The next thing I asked myself was have I really given my best?
Have I really put in the effort I had planned to? Have I really eaten everything as planned? Or have I slipped without realizing, like sometimes I might not do as many hill sessions as planned replacing them with longer runs which are more comfortable for me...so I might be working out but not at the planned intensity which my body needs to see a change. If I have not given my best I am not going to be seeing the best results either.
Next question to be answered is How long has it actually been?
I started training with weights quite a while ago but I was not very regular at it, I was more focused on body weight exercises and cardio so for me to expect any noticeable changes based on those few weight training sessions was foolish because I was not consistent. But for the past few weeks I have started including proper weight training sessions. If I want to see any change because of weight training I need to start tracking from the time I started doing it seriously not when I was just playing around in the weight room, the same goes for any other training and progress.
Final question – am I overdoing anything?
I am very good at overdoing stuff; a very bad quality of mine and sometimes over training is a reason for not seeing improvement. I have been told time and again to reduce my training by trainers I have reduced it a bit but I find it very difficult and I know that is one of my biggest obstacle that keeps pulling me back (I need to figure out a way for this)
Usually after I answer these question my mind is a more clear because I know I am not ready to give up on myself and when I look at my work out details I realize it is usually too early to expect results. Next time you feel frustrated or discouraged try asking yourself these questions maybe they help..
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