Life has it’s ups and downs.. and so does weight loss.
It’s easy to one day look at the scale and see that it hasn’t changed and just decide to quit. It’s also easy to look at all the people you see in the magazines and on Instagram and assume their weight loss journey must have been easy (or at least easier than yours). But weight loss doesn’t work that way.
I myself have set goals and failed to accomplish them – or been derailed more than once (or even twice) due to things I cannot control (weddings, events, vacations, just straight up LIFE). I’ve hammed the pavement and given it my all for weeks just to see no change occur at all. I understand the disappointed and frustration that comes with working hard just to not see it pay off in the end. But one thing has stayed true throughout my journey in the past 5 months – I have tried my hardest to at least be consistent and not give up on the overall picture. Even if the scale doesn’t move one week I know I’ve still put in the work in order to achieve my goals and eventually they’ll come to fruition.
All the cliche sayings are true:
It’s not about how many times you fall down – but the amount of times you stand back up.
What defines us is how well we rise after falling.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Your setback is the platform for your comeback.
You have to roll with the punches as they come. The more practice you have with failure, the more, the better you become at handling it. If you quit now you’ll never reach your goals. But if you stick with it and remain consistent overall – it may not happen tomorrow, and it may not happen next week, but eventually you’ll reach your goal.