A third of the way through the challenge and I seem to have passed the weight loss plateau at last. I always knew I’d get there but it is soul destroying looking at those scales and seeing nothing happen. The image I see in the mirror is tough to gauge as I look at it every day and when you do that you can’t see changes. Sometimes you have to look away for a while before looking back to see the shift. I should probably put some before and after photos side by side for a little motivation.
Throughout the month I’ve started to re-examine my eating (and drinking) habits, I have pushed myself to catch up with the days missed because of illness and travel and I have considered reducing rest periods and investing in a heavier kettlebell. I’ve also been blown away with the community of people who constantly encourage and inspire me to keep going when I get frustrated and bored.
May will be a big month for me as I try to be disciplined with my diet and nutrition especially as two of my kids are visiting for a week and there will be not much time and lots of pizza. Having company I love always sways me towards the instant gratification over the long term benefits but they are fully behind my challenge too and I know they’ll keep me strong.