This week is the last week in my second 6-Week Challenge at the YMCA. Final weigh in is Friday night. And the scale hasn’t budgeted in 4 weeks!! I’ve been 193.1 (the gym scale varies from mine by 3 pounds) for the past four weigh ins and to say I’m getting discouraged is an understatement. But I’m not giving up. I may piss off my trainer for not showing any results for the team and I feel super bad about that but I know I’m going to break through and start losing again.
I’ve hit a plateau. Now what?
Now it’s time to shake things up. Get things moving again in the right direction. And that means trying new things. Well… semi-new.
So as of tomorrow, March 1st, I’m going back on the 17-Day Diet and this time I’m sticking with it. You see, on February 1st I started the diet in an effort to grab a hold of this 6-week challenge and really show progress. But the one thing I didn’t factor in was the fact that I would be working out really hard at least 2-3 times a week. And on the first cycle of the 17-Day Diet they don’t encourage vigorous exercise.
So after a week an a half I started slipping here and there. Allowing one small bite of this, a lick of that. And before you know it I’d completely strayed from the diet and went back to counting calories with MyFitnessPal.com. And it hasn’t done me a lick of good.
I’m going to be honest with myself and admit that I just can’t do it on my own. I need a plan, a system, to follow or else I don’t stay on track. When someone tells me exactly what to eat and how to exercise I find that I can easily keep with it and follow the plan. So that’s what I’m going to do. No more excuses, no quitting half way through. And in 17 days I’ll give a recap of my first cycle.
Wish me luck!