…and all is well!
Four weeks ago I weighed 74.6kg, BMI ‘overweight’. A week ago I still weighed 73.5kg, which I weighed at week 2. This was in spite of 3 weeks of 4:3 (4 “feast” ie normal eating days, 3 “fasting” days of 500-800 calories), 14 workouts (mostly half hour walk/jogs), time restricted eating (no calorie intake between 8pm and at least 8am, often even later) and a lot of effort and positive power to change habits and manage mindset.
Nobody likes a plateau.
Last week, frustrated and irritable as hell, I read my favourite blogger Nicole Cody’s post about quitting. Sometimes it’s appropriate to let go of something, was part of the message. The quote cited was “If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result” from Idowu Koyenikan. I did not want to quit on the result. It was still important to me. It still felt appropriate to lead a healthier lifestyle and live within a healthier weight range.
So I didn’t quit on the process. I persisted, and I upped the ante. I did 4 days of 800 cals or less, and 3 normal days.
Today it’s paid off:
Weight: 71.9kg (-2.5kg)
Measurements (compared to starting measurements):
Chest: 93cm (-2cm) Waist: 76cm (-8cm) Hips: 99cm (-7cm) Thigh: 64cm (-1cm)
So yay for persisting and sticking with the process. We all want to win the race before we’ve even started. Hang in there friends. Whatever you’re working towards, whatever you’re hoping and striving for in life- if it still matters to you, keep going. It will pay off. One moment, one step, one day at a time. And then you’ll be there, and ready for the next challenge, and pleased as punch with what you’ve achieved.
Happy Monday all!