In the beginning of you weight loss journey did you create your own plan or took a “pre-packaged” plan? In the past I often chose a “pre-packaged” plan because I believed it was the fastest way to achieve results, because that was what they told me. However, I could never follow through because it wasn’t designed to fit me. By the time I went through 2-3 weeks I was exhausted, and just gave up. This is when you should start re-evaluating your plan and customize it, even if you have your own plan. Don’t blame outside circumstances or yourself for not having willpower!
I’ve been stressed and exhausted lately because I was trying too hard. My goal was to exercise daily 5-6 times/week and I wanted the scale to move down to a new low. I was doing things the wrong way. It’s not natural to exercise everyday, 5-6 times/week for longer periods. A normal thin person wouldn’t do it, so why would we expect ourself to have the motivations and strength to do it all the time? Well, I’ve to do it smarter!
My new workout plan is to exercise 2 days and then rest 1 day. Plus 1 week of rest for every 3-4 weeks. Rest is important for long term success so you’ll have energy to follow through. Don’t rest too much ’cause you’ll be lazy 🙂 Also, I’m going to start writing a food journal so I can avoid any energy drain in the future. Do you re-evaluate your plan?