How do you get past the "I’m not seeing results and feel like a complete cow" thing? I’ve been working my ass off (literally!) and I feel like when I look in the mirror, my stomach hangs lower, sticks out further and I’m going NOWHERE. Its driving me CRAZY and I don’t really know what else I should be doing. I run 2-3 miles, 4 times a week, watch what I eat etc, etc, etc. I just want to lose this freaking weight that WILL NOT come off!
Hi Amanda. This is a tough one. There are 2 separate things I need to address. . .
1. I have no idea how much you have lost, need to lose, are eating, are not eating so it’s really hard for me to give you any kind advice. Which I can’t really give anyway because I’m not an expert. Although that hasn’t stopped me from giving my opinion yet. :)
2. Ignoring #1, I will say that your email saddens me. You are hinging all your success/happiness on things that may be out of your control. Girl, you are running 4 times a week! That is a HUGE accomplishment. OWN it! Pat yourself on the back!
Seriously, I want you to think about what makes you happy. You hint in your email that losing weight will do it. That’s what I always thought too.
Let me be real honest here, I can give you a laundry list of things I still don’t like about my body SINCE losing the weight. I can give you another list of things I don’t like since getting older. My point is you can NOT hinge your happiness on some magical moment when the weight is gone. Life is too short and you will never be perfect.
Let me repeat… you will never be perfect. <–Sorry I needed to remind MYSELF again. :)
You ask… How do you get past the "I’m not seeing results and feel like a complete cow" thing.
You just do.
You realize life is so much more then the way your body looks and what the scale says. You decide "watching what you eat" is something you WANT to do not something you HAVE to do to simply drop pounds.
I’m sorry I don’t have an easy answer for you Amanda. I wish I had some magic formula to share but unfortunately it comes down to slapping yourself besides the head and realizing life is too short to hinge your happiness on your body size.
I realize this is not the answer you were seeking and I hope I didn’t offend. I made some assumptions that may not be true. Either way, I know getting over the body image thing is WAY easier said then done. It’s something I am continually working on myself.
Any other words of wisdom for Amanda?