(Closed) discouraged

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hey I can totall relate .. I am 5’3″ and weigh about 198 lbs .. i was 220 6 months ago and lost the weight slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and when i say sloww it was sloww ! and now I AM WORKING MY TAIL OFF i FEEL GREAT BUT GOT SOO BUSY AT WORK AND SO SICK that I lost all motivation .. I spoke to a friend of mine whose a trainer and she helped lift my spirits … she said in order to keep the weight off and do it write it doesnt just melt off u have to work hard to get the results you want .. and dont loose hope for one or two days .. thats my advice to you .. push thro the burn .. if you feel likeu cant do it try ur best as long and ur moving and try that alone is an exercise .. you can do it 🙂 

Post # 4
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Trying to stay with a fitness plan can definitely be discouraging at times but stay with it! It will get easier!! 

I too am starting 30 day shred and have been doing it for a few days now (I really started before the holidays but had to stop while traveling so I’m starting from the beginning again). I have lost about 15 lbs by eating healthier and now am starting to incorporate exercise. I still have about 20 lbs to lose before I am satisfied. It’s definitely tough and some days are tougher than others. Try to take it day and by and focus on the immediate!! These things take tim if you want to lose weight and keep it off.

In the meantime if you feel like venting or talking about our progress, I’m here!

Post # 5
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here’s a picture a friend posted on facebook:

You’ve already started the process to a healthier lifestyle.  Don’t make the same mistake I did and back off of it because discouragement/exhaustion (switching to my overnight job).  You will eventually reach your goal, but it MAY take longer than another person’s.  Everyone’s body is different and reacts in all sorts of weird ways.  Keep going and stay positive.  You got this!!

Post # 6
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have difficulty with this too.  What I’ve found helpful is an analogy from AA actually (sorry, weird source).  Anyways, every step forward is PROGRESS, and a step back doesn’t erase that progress.  Setbacks happen!  The key is to get back on track and keep moving forward at whatever pace you can (emotionally, physically, etc).  You can achieve your goals and you DESERVE to achieve your goals.  Keep up the good work!

Post # 7
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s really hard to measure progress on a daily basis. The important thing is that you started to exercise and take care of yourself! You need to build endurance, muscle, and stamina, and you will lose weight and feel better. Just keep going!

Post # 8
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Keep up the good work that you’re doing. I started the Shred last March and barely did it. Then I picked it up again in August and went from 170 to 150 as of this morning. I also stopped drinking juice and will only drink water, LOTS of unsweetened green tea (speeds up metabolism) and hot tea unsweetened. I’ve also stopped eating anything white and replaced with whole grain. I do the Shred and also HIIT occassionally because it’s so cold, I just want to get in bed nowadays. However, losing weight is difficult but it can happen. Just make small changes; don’t jump into anything quickly because that’s how you revert back. I have 20 more pounds to knock off by Sept but I’m not beating myself up about it. you can do it; think about how happy you will be when you get to where you’re headed. Good Luck!

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