About 5 years ago, I was in a really good place. I was at my lowest weight since high school, was eating right, and had a good exercise routine. I was even seeing a personal trainer.
Looking back at that time, I think about what it was that made me stop, and the answer is, I got sick. It started with strep throat and ended up as mononucleosis. During that time, even though I felt decent, I was told not to exercise for 6 weeks because apparently your spleen becomes very sensitive when you have mono, and exercise can cause rupturing. So I got out of the routine, and once six weeks had passed, I’d lost the desire to work out.
Anywho, fast forward to today. I’m not as “thin” as I was then (even after Whole 30), but y’all, I am doing well! And I actually look forward to my workouts. And guess what? I’m sick again!
Today was weigh-in day, but I didn’t bother because I know I didn’t lose anything from last week. I let myself go just a tad on Super Bowl Sunday, knowing I’d be ok because I was going to the gym Monday through Wednesday, but I really haven’t left the couch since!
I’m such a needy sick person– it doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, let’s just say I don’t show my best self.
But I’m writing this post to say that I remember what happened last time, and that will not happen this time! So, while I may be delayed in my weight loss progress for a week, and I may have taken a step back, I’m not out. And when it’s all said and done, I’ll be cooking healthy again and will make it back to the gym!
And that’s a promise!