I've been at this weight loss thing for 21 months now. I'm so grateful to say that I've lost about 70 pounds! However, while a normal person would be ecstatic about this, I tend to be bummed out when I think about it. But of course I'm not normal, right? I kid...:)
The frustrating part is the plateau I've been on for a year now. That's right - a whole year. I lost those 70 pounds in the first 9 months and while I've gained a few and lost a few since then, the scale has basically been steady all this time.
At first I was majorly frustrated - I was angry at myself for not having the will power or drive or motivation to push myself to that mighty "next level" that everyone talks about. Then I thought, well maybe my usual consistency and discipline will eventually pay off and I'll start losing again - no dice. Now I'm at a point of reluctant acceptance. In the back of my mind I know that I still could make some radical changes to my diet and I can still up the intensity of my workouts, but my drive to do it is non-existent at the moment. Does that make me lazy? A failure? A schlub? I don't know. I do know what I've accomplished and I know what I have yet to accomplish. Getting there is still TBD.
Share your thoughts:
Have you ever reached a plateau in your fitness journey? How did it make you feel?
Have you ever busted through a plateau? How did you do it?