Fitness plateau: (noun) A body plateau refers to a period of time in which your body no longer responds to your fitness or diet routine. Plateaus often occur as an abrupt halt to progress that had previously been results in weight loss or muscle gain. Plateaus are the results of your body’s impressive ability to adjust to stress and change. Your body mass is the major factor that determines your body’s basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which you burn calories for essential body functions. When you reduce your body’s mass through exercise, your basal metabolic rate also declines. Your body burns fewer calories at rest, and weight loss tends to slow or stop completely as a result of your reduced metabolic rate.
I feel like every person whose ever written a blog and gotten sidetracked with life says “sorry I haven’t posted in a while, life has been crazy” blah blah blah.
But in all honesty… I gave up on the blog.
I doubted myself. Why would people listen to some random person online who may not have the right answers and isn’t in banging shape and loves ice cream. More blah blah blah. And then this weird dark cloud took over and I started doubting myself at the gym, at work, in relationships. Big. Dark. Cloud.
And of course big dark clouds bring rain. Lots and lots of rain. I was sad. I felt like I was failing a little. Not a big pity party, but I was disappointed with the way things were going. I expected more from myself because I can do better and try harder.
But now I’m back! Now I’m trying to pull myself out of the funk. I’m really trying because I have goals and a military boyfriend coming home in one month! Blogging keeps me focused and keeps me honest about my progress. It keeps me in check when I doubt myself.
Sorry I was gone for so long, hope you all missed me!