My 10-Week Challenge | Week 4 Status
I woke up on Friday morning with a sore body (from a week of intense workouts), a super bloated belly and +600 grams on the scale.
Not really what I was hoping for at this point in my weight loss project, but I’ve been thrown into some tough situations these past weeks that have got me feeling very anxious and stressed out. And even after all those years of work, my default when stressed is still to go for the food. Even though I have the most amazing company delivering healthy and filling meals to my door every day, sometimes my cravings get the best of me.
As I said in my very first post about this 10-week challenge there’s never a right time to start. And I knew I was going to be busy during this time and that it might interfere with my ability to follow a diet plan. I’ve done a strict diet before and for me, it becomes very destructive if I restrict too much. I self-sabotage. This I why for the past few years I have stuck to intuitive eating, without trying to shape my body in any way. I don’t want to label myself as fragile, but the fact is, that’s what I am sometimes. And like so many others, I turn to food for comfort during those times. I’ve worked very hard to move past my issues, but issues can resurface if the right triggers are there, and then you will need to work through them again. The good thing is that it never ever gets as bad as it was the first time. At least that’s my experience.
The question is, where do I go from here? Do I give up?
Of course not. I’ve worked through it before and I can do it again. It’s just a process I need to work through.
I believe it’s important to never ignore your feelings. You have to deal with them in the best way possible. Let yourself feel what you need to feel and be brave enough to face them and work through them. Give yourself time, think gentle thoughts and don’t judge yourself. Respect your feelings, take some time off to focus on yourself when you need to (this is the hardest one for me as I rarely take time to focus on myself if I have clients or people around me who needs me) and show up with a smile when you have to.
“The difference between a winner and a loser: They both failed, but the winner gets back up and fails again and again until she succeeds.”