Have you ever been super frustrated because you aren’t seeing the immediate results of your hard work right away?
I get it. This is my "over it" face. That’s where I am at today. I’ve been on every end of the emotional spectrum this week.
As you know, I’m doing the Shift Shop test group right now. It’s 3 weeks of a high intensity workouts and a pretty tight nutrition plan – both are more intense than my normal lifestyle plan.
Coming into this test group, I was the biggest I’d been for a while following a bulking phase with Body Beast. So, I was very excited to do this program to get super lean again. (I change my mind about how I want my body to look like I change my clothes… I wanted to bulk, then I was like “nah” I want to be super lean again… I don't dislike the way I look now, it's just not my current goal)
The first 10 days of the test group I dropped 7lbs and was feeling super lean, but in the 7 days since last Wednesday have plateaued a bit and it’s been a mental struggle.
Today, I was pouting during my entire workout. I wanted to quit because “it’s not working anyways” and the push just didn’t seem worth it. Today, I let my emotions get the best of me, but I won’t let them win the war.
Am I frustrated? Yeah. Am I being ridiculous thinking that I should see more results by now? YEAH, I am. I’ve had great results thus far and it’s only been 17 days. However, sometimes we just get ahead of ourselves and want all the results right away. I have to realize that results take time, especially since I am already lean. It’s going to take more than 17 days to get where I want to be, so I’m just going to have to suck it up & do the work. And, change my focus. I need to focus on what I’ve already accomplished and realize that change takes time. So, that’s what I’m going to do, give it more time & keep trusting the process. I mean, if I quit now, I'd just be wasting the current work I've put in and that's be silly, right?
Anyways, I’ll keep you updated. ;)