Friday, August 9, 2013

Even When Your Hope is Gone, Move Along

This post has been in the back of my mind the last few weeks, it was just a matter of finding the best way to say it all. So my friends here we go..

Weight loss is hard. Its a journey that's filled with a lot of ups and downs. It's not for the weak. It takes so much dedication, will power and pure desire. 

Some days are easier than others and then some days you want to throw your scale at the mirror, throw on sweat pants order a large cheese pizza and slip into a food coma.

I truly feel this way someday.

These days are the ones that define you.

You can either sit down and mope because the scale isn't where you wanted it to be or you can get off your ass and move mountains.
I'm sorry if your looking for sugar coated fairy dust, I'm not that type of gal, I'm going to give it to you straight.

What you need to remember is how far you have come already and how much further you can go. That little voice inside your head that tells you you are tired and you should give up is a LIAR. You are more than capable to do anything and everything your heart desires. Your body was meant to do great things not cause you to be upset. Don't let this happen to you.

I know its hard, the scale isn't the only way to measure your progress though, when your scale disappoints you, pick yourself up and take a picture, try on old clothes, measure inches, see your progress through another set of eyes. We all need to remember that muscle weighs more than fat does, it just doesn't take up as much space. So while your scale hasn't moved you've lost fat and gained muscle. 

No one ever said this journey was going to be easy. If it was going to be easy more people would do it. I'm not just preaching this to the world on here, I have to tell my self all of this too from time to time. I'm not perfect and forget sometimes how far I've come. Instead of moping, I reminisce on my progress, and you should too! 

I was in such a funk last month but I didn't let it stick around. I'm kicking it the ass this month. Last night I was so tired after work and a run that I didn't want to do my 30 day shred video, I wanted to curl up in bed and watch Prison Break on netflix. As much as I wanted to do that, I pushed through and did my video, It wasn't easy, the first few minutes I felt I wasn't giving it my all that I was just half ass-ing it and then I thought to myself, how disappointed I would be with myself for slacking when I was perfectly capable of powering on. So I did. I gave it my all and before I knew it, the workout was done. I didn't die and had more energy then to get through laundry, dishes and other household fun.

You are entitled to a bad day. One bad day isn't going to undo all your good days. Just like one good day won't undo days of bad choices and slacking. Sometimes you just need a little reminder as to why you started.

What I'm really trying to get across is that don't let one bad day, a scale or slow progress hinder you from doing great things. Slow progress is still progress and its progress not perfection anyways.

You have come to far to throw the towel in now, pick that towel up right now and use it to wipe up your sweat. You are doing great and will continue to do great, I'm sure of it. Please don't give up on yourself.

"Go ahead as you waste your days with thinking, When you fall everyone stands. Another day and you've had your fill of sinking, with life held in your, hands are shaking cold, these hands are meant to hold. Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong, Move along, move along like I know you do. And even when your hope is gone. Move along move along just to make through, move along..."

This is why I keep going. Because this girl right here is done hiding behind sweatshirts, done wearing sweatshirts in the middle of the dry kansas summer and feeling ugly. This girl is rocking her progress and going to show it off!

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and remember why you started and keep pushing through.

- J


  1. Love love lOVE this post!! After coming so far there are still days where i'm in funk and just don't want to workout and have to push myself anyway. Which is also why I prefer morning workouts bc it's done and I don't have to worry about them later it's just the waking up part!! Definitely have to keep reminding yourself of why you're doing this in the first place and to keep pushing!

    1. If you don't know how far you've come, you won't know how far you can go (:

  2. How did you know I was wanting a cheese pizza?!!? LOL!

    Love this, thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Cause who doesn't love pizza!?!? Your a welcome(:

  3. Thanks you so much for posting this, I really needed it!
    Tomorrow is a new day :D

    1. No problem!! Tomorrow is always a new day, just let yesterdays mistakes be tomorrows motivation!