A Halt in Momentum

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!


One thought on “A Halt in Momentum

  1. Yes, getting out of your routine will definitely hurts you when you’re trying to get healthy. Whether it’s getting sick or longer hours at work, it will not only slow your momentum, but it’ll come to a screeching halt. The hard part is over. You’ve identified what stopped you last time. Now you just have to watch yourself and make sure you don’t fall into the same trap!


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