It’s one of the hardest things to overcome. That feeling of failure, like you’re not getting anywhere.

I felt that way during my exercise regime this week. I just keep working hard & getting nowhere & it’s frustrating. So, instead of figuring out WHY, I drowned my sorrows in a bag of Doritos.

Now that we’ve moved past that, its time to focus. Obviously I am smaller, my size 14 pants can attest. So, now it’s time to step up my efforts.

First order of business: buy a scale. The scale is going to make me accountable. Are the Doritos worth it, knowing the scale in the morning has the power to make me feel awful? Likely not. The next step is to add Wii Fit back into my workout regime. Every other day just won’t cut it anymore. I need to get serious if I want to succeed.

Fortunately, I have a strong support system. I can’t imagine having people who just spew the same “love yourself for you” or “think of your kids”. Uh, I’m doing all of this to learn to love myself AND to set a good example for my kids. I’m going to teach them a healthy lifestyle and how to accomplish their goals through hard work.

So, I’ve learned that discouragement is a good thing. It allows you to rethink your strategy…and Doritos are not good strategy.

2 thoughts on “Discouragement

  1. One thing I can tell you m’dere is don’t let the scale rule you. Don’t weigh yourself everyday, don’t focus on a number just on how you feel, how easier your workouts get and how your clothes fit you. I learned that by getting so frustrated about a number I lost track and gained weight back. Just by being upset about it. I’m still fighting the battle too. Hang in there.

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