Hitting the wall…and moving forward

At some point everyone will hit “the wall” in their wellness/fitness journey. The start of a new fitness plan or regimen is usually encouraging and the momentum of a new challenge can carry you on for quite some time. But after the initial weight loss or fitness goals are met, and the results seem to stall or slow down, it will seem like you are spinning your wheels. Working hard but not getting anywhere, all the efforts of changing your eating habits, changing your lifestyle have been for nothing….like you have hit a wall.

This is the point where many people will just give up or keep doing what they are used to because they don’t know any better, this is when moving the goalposts becomes critical for your continued success.

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

When you hit this wall, and trust me, you will (probably more than once throughout your journey before you reach your goals), the natural reaction will be to question yourself and the whole idea that you could actually do this, change your life, get healthy, get fit. What you decide to do next will be the most important step you take in the journey to change your life. You can either give in to the negativity and accept defeat OR you can dig a little deeper, accept that the journey won’t be easy and commit to making it work….and then change it up. I remember hitting my first wall around 3 months in, after reigning in my eating habits, starting back at the gym and making healthy living my new lifestyle, the weight loss slowed and I was feeling frustrated with the whole process. So I looked inwards and told myself that failure was not an option, I was not going to fall back into old habits…I was going to do this, I was going to succeed…I was going to CHANGE MY LIFE.

At this point I was ready to try anything to kick-start my plan again, this is when I discovered a passion for running (see my ABOUT ME page from my website to read more about my running journey http://wp.me/P1jEOq-f5)

Throughout the past four years I’ve had a few walls that I’ve had to scale over or plough through and throughout your journey you will to. Self improvement and change is never easy but it’s SO worth it. You just have to believe in the process and believe it will work, and not give up on yourself or your goals. One day at a time, one meal at a time, one workout at a time….just keep moving forward, you got this.