I started off pretty strong with the Ten in ’10 Challenge. I’ve been exercising three times a week and have been recording all the food I’ve eaten. My diet has improved tremendously with a lot more vegetables than before and I’m being careful of portion sizes.
Well, as I enter week four I feel like I’m starting to hit a wall. For starters, working out has become an internal battle of wills and each time the motivated part of me has won, but continues to get weaker from the struggle, whereas the lazy, forget about it side of me is slowly gaining strength.
And the food, too, has become more of a struggle. I find that I’m allowing myself more cheats, like at dinner last night with my family when I was the only one who wanted dessert and insisted on ordering a piece of chocolate cake for the table. Luckily, my family has also has little willpower so they all helped me finish the cake, but still… not the smartest decision.
I think my frustration comes from three weeks of being very good with almost nothing to show for it. Sure, I am getting stronger but I’ve barely lost any weight and my jeans are just as tight-fitting as before. It’s time for some results! Theoretically, I know I should change my attitude and figure out what else I can do to help this process along, like adding additional workouts, but today all I feel is frustration.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, see these posts chronicling my Ten in ’10 journey: