You know when you’ve been working out for awhile and the progress has been painfully slow and you just want to throw in the towel? I’m so there.
I always give my husband crap for his impatience - he literally cannot wait at a restaurant with a line longer than 15 minutes long and traffic jams make the veins pop out on his neck but while I can easily stand those little annoyances I cannot stand the time it takes to get fit.
I have been working out regularly (3 to 5 times a week) for about 2 months now and I’m super frustrated with my progress. I haven’t changed my diet, I eat fairly healthy already and I don’t want to drastically alter my diet to lose a few pounds because, let’s face it, I won’t keep it up after I lose the pounds. I also consulted with my nurse sister and decided slow is the way to go. According to her (and the internet) a loss of 1lb a week is healthy weight loss and 2lbs a week is pushing it. I’ve been around a 1/2 lb a week and I’m very frustrated.
I’m an instant gratification person and while a 1/2 lb a week is probably a healthy weight loss for me I’m just frustrated and this is usually the time where I fall off the workout wagon. I don’t see results as fast as I want them and I get discouraged. I don’t even really enjoy working out, I like the way I feel afterward but I’m impatient with exercise as well… Why run 2 miles when I can run 1 mile at twice the pace?
I’m trying to pull through my frustration and hit my goal BMI so I can buy those black skinny jeans I’m coveting but it’s so hard to keep working out when you feel like you’ve hit the wall.
Are you over twitter? I think I am. It feels like a chore now and I can’t decide if I want to keep the professional contacts I’ve accumulated engaged in industry specific topics or if I just switch over to tweeting about my personal life…
Is it played out or do I suck it up and just start my twitter account?