Monday, January 27, 2014

Get Fit and Fab Linkup: When You Feel Like A Failure

This week I want to talk about those weeks that I think we all have when we're on the weight loss journey. The weeks where you step on the scale and not only does it not go down, it even goes up. The nights where you are so tired you can't imagine cooking, so you grab Chipotle before running off to Youth Group. The cold dreary days where the last place you want to be at lunch time is running outside. The days where you wake up and try that old pair of pants on hoping it might just fit after trying so hard for a month, and you still can't get them zipped.

That was my week. And it is discouraging and frustrating and it plain sucks sometimes. But, its real life. A journey to healthy is much like life. Its raw and real and sometimes its just hard. Sometimes its hard to chose to prepare healthy lunches instead of just grab Wendy's to eat in your car while you're reading. Sometimes it is hard to get up off that couch and go for a run in the cold. Sometimes, its hard to say no to pizza. Am I right?

And even though the scale didn't budge in the way I wanted this week, I learned a valuable lesson: It isn't just about the number on the scale. 

Above is my three week progress, and I can definitely see a difference in my stomach. Its encouraging to know that my body is changing, and hopefully I continue to replace fat with muscle. I am participating in Kym from Travel Babbles Diet Bet, and I have til this Friday to lose the remaining few pounds. 

This next week, I am going to go on a pretty strict cleanse consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, and I am also going to allow myself egg whites with veggies in the mornings and grilled chicken breast in the evening. I want to get those last few pounds off so I can make back that $25 dollar bet I put into the Diet Bet!  This week I also am going to go heavy on the cardio and try and run every day. 

Wish me luck girls! I am determined to make this week better than last week! How is your journey going? I want to hear how you're doing, and what is working for you! 

This link-up will happen every Monday, but it is absolutely not necessary that you join in every single week (although we'd love to have you!) Get Fit, Feel Confident, Be Healthy is all about ANYTHING having to do with your journey to a more fit, fabulous, and healthy you in 2014!
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  1. I TOTALLY see a difference! Seriously, you look great! I admire your attitude. It's not easy, but just keep at it.

  2. Ugh girl, I know exactly how you feel. This cold weather is really doing a dousie on me this January. Yesterday I was out with my husband and was simply starving and caved and had nachos. Yes, nachos. Today was one of those days I woke up just feeling so gross all over about it. Seems like you're really on the right track though! I can TOTALLY see a different in your stomach. I few bad choices will not outweigh all the good ones. Stay positive!

  3. Youre doing great girlie, keep it up!

  4. You look great. When I set on the scale and it goes up. When I have been working out like crazy. I just say Hey I must have gain muscle.

  5. You may feel like a failure, but you are far from it! Everyone struggles, cheats on their eating plan, skips a workout, just keep going and you will reach your goals in no time! Your 3 week progress picture is amazing, you should be really proud of yourself!!

  6. I definitely notice a HUGE difference and I hope this week is a better one!

  7. Told ya! You look awesome!


  8. Best of luck to you!!! You can do it :) Veggies and fruits it is!

  9. It up the great work.... Make sure you are eating protein with, that will really help with. Also try adding some toning moves into your workout. I used to be a cardio junkie and then I added in some weights and HOLY cow did I notice in a difference and weight just started to fall off.

  10. You are doing so great Brittany, I wish I had your motivation to run on my lunch breaks! That is so awesome and you can for sure see so much progress already!

  11. You are SO brave for posting these pictures! I would never do it. I can totally see the difference though! GO YOU!

  12. "It isn't just about the number on the scale" I have to remmind myself this. I used to tell myself this when I was more in shape. Now, that I am getting back in shape, I had Marcus hide the scale! NO JOKE its bad!!! Very proud of you Brit!

  13. You are looking GREAT! And you're so right about the scale! I was excited because I thought I lost 2lbs only to step on the scale the next day and have gained back a pound. So stupid because a pound really doesn't make a difference but it had me feeling SO discouraged!

  14. I am so impressed with your openness and honesty. It can be so scary and you are ROCKIN it girlfriend!! There is totally a difference! Keep it up friend!

  15. so happy i stumbled across your blog! this post is really encouraging to me as i'm on the weight loss struggle bus journey. thanks for sharing...glad to now be following along!

  16. Huge difference! I told ya, girl! Keep up the good work :)

  17. Great job lady! I see the difference :) And I've kinda hit a plateau with my weight loss, it kinda sucks but I know that even though I"m not losing weight, exercising makes me feel good anyway!

  18. You go girl!! You are looking GREAT!!!!