This is the second post in a series where I check in on my 2012 goals. The introductory post is found here.
Yesterday I talked about how I’ve been stalled at about 98 pounds lost, just short of hitting triple digits – a huge milestone. My trainer has been telling me that it’s normal to plateau every 15 or so pounds now that I’m so close to my goal weight, but I think that, for me, it’s more of a mental game than anything else.
Per dictionary.com, inertia is defined as “inertness, especially with regards to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness”. This pretty much sums up where I’ve been since mid-February, when I recorded my last drop in weight. Since then, I’ve been bouncing around between 93 – 98 pounds lost, never quite getting to the major milestone. And I know what the problem is. I wasn’t eating like I’m supposed to. Occasional indulgences became a constant source of snacking by the handful. I wasn’t sticking to the low-carb diet that I’d agreed to follow with my trainer. I was being lazy an unfocused, so while I was still working out like a crazy person, I learned the cold, hard truth: you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
Sad but true.
So I took control. Yesterday was day 2 of a sugar detox and I had the headache, dry mouth, and insane thirst to prove it. But I did it. And today I’m feeling better. I’m going to remember how easy it can be to take care of myself in a healthy way. How good I feel about myself. How good my body feels when it’s properly fed. Maybe this can be my new form of inertia.