I have definitely fallen into a slump on my journey. At first I was trying to be perfect with my weightloss journey and as I have gone through the past 6 1/2 months I have realized that no one is perfect and I certainly am not. I was on such a roll and I knew exactly what I was doing and the last 2 months I have not been able to get it together. It all started when school was ending in May and I was under tremendous stress of finishing report cards, permanent records, changing classrooms, dealing with being exhausted from the school year, etc. Ever since then, I have not been able to consistently get myself back into the rhythm I was in before.
There is honestly no secret about it because I know how many calories I need to take in and how many I need to burn every day to lose. I just haven't found the motivation again. What is worse is I was SO excited about this summer because I was going to have TONS of time to do 2 a days at the gym or spend that extra time at the gym that I don't get a chance to do during the school year. I had this great idea that I would have this awesome exercise routine that I would do each week and hopefully lose about 30 pounds this summer. Unfortunately, that has not happened. Sure, I have been going to the gym frequently but I have also missed a good bit. Sure, I have been eating well for the most part, but I have cheated a lot.
I am praying that I will get back into my rhythm again soon and maybe it will help when I get back into my job routine. I definitely work well with consistency so maybe that is what I am craving. I am not giving up though! I will start again tomorrow morning and eat my regular breakfast of scrambled egg whites, bacon, and greek yogurt but this time I will continue throughout the day staying on my eating plan and squeezing in a good workout tomorrow afternoon.
Anyone else lose motivation? I am ready to find it again! I look at these pictures and see how far I have already come from a year ago and they keep me pushing for my ultimate goal!
This year at the beach. (2011)
Last year at the beach. (2010)