My apologies for not writing for a while… Life has been a bit rough recently, and I’ve had to endure a few big changes. But all is well , and I hope to continue to better myself as a person in the future. I’m the firmest believer in the following:
1) Everything happens for a reason.
2) If something’s meant to happen, in time, it will.
While I won’t go into my personal life in this post, I will say that we can learn a lot from these schools of thought regarding eating plans and self control.
Here I am, in my first plateau of this diet. It’s taken 3 full weeks, but I’m finally in the position where I’ve stopped dropping weight at the constant rate that I was. After dropping 6 lbs the first week, followed by 4, I only lost 1 this week… For me, someone who desires numerical losses, I consider this a significant plateau.
So, to address #1, everything happens for a reason:
This plateau is coming for a reason. Life has gotten tough recently and I’m stressed. Mind you, I haven’t deviated from my plan, however, when life gets difficult, sometimes those difficulties come in swarms. The best action to take, at this point, is to endure the storm, because once you come out on the other side in calmer weather, it’ll be well worth your toil. I’ll take the next week as a personal challenge to endure this plateau, and get through it. And, if for some reason I’m still struggling, I’ll attack next week with even more vigor. Were I to give up, I’d never make substantial progress. You’ll know if I succeeded next week when I weigh in.
To address #2: If something’s meant to happen, in time, it will.
I decided to embark on this quest to make myself a better person, and to have more self-respect. Therefore, I’d be completely betraying my motives if I were to become discouraged at this point. The fact of the matter is, if having a more desirable body was something that was easy to come by, we wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic in this country. You need to WORK for your success if you want it. If you put in the hours, the effort, and attack a challenge with the right state of mind, you will come out with what you deserve. Mind you, it can’t all be instant (hence the existence of plateaus…) however, if something is attacked with enough effort and enough mental power, it WILL come to you when the time is right.
Until then, you need to be patient, and work hard. Because once you achieve your goal, it will be so much sweeter.
Moral of the story, both for this diet, and for my life’s troubles at the moment: Work hard, and you’ll eventually find yourself where you want to be. It might take a while, but if it’s meant to be, it will happen. If the light at the end of the tunnel means enough to you, the barriers to get there shouldn’t matter. Just work hard, and someday, everything will work out to your advantage.
Good things happen to good people. Always keep that in mind, and never be afraid to try.
If you never take any risks, your life will reflect very few rewards.
Until next time…