Case of the Mondays

by thestarvingartistfood

It’s Monday and we all know what that means. Time to post about bootcamp. I confess this is not a post I had been looking forward to. Why? Because I have to report that my numbers stayed the same this week. Shocking as it may sound, what with all the exercise and dietary restrictions, this sort of thing happens, even to the most meticulous practicers. For me, it always comes down to digestive issues. If you’re not properly digesting your food, you are not going to see the results in your numbers. When embarking on a healthy quest such as this I always always encounter this problem. It’s unavoidable.

As I laid here thinking about this post this morning, I was thinking about how I would give this a positive spin. Some bs about how it’s enough to see my body change and that it still feels so good to be so committed to a regimen of health and exercise and blah blah blah… But you know what? You know what the hard honest truth is? It’s frustrating as hell. To work hard every single day and discover that you are at a standstill. And for all of you who are following this blog and going through your own weight loss journeys, you are going to have weeks/days/moments like this too. Even if you are the most meticulous, consistent, dedicated individual, there are going to be some hurdles, some bumps in your road. Maybe you get sick, maybe work piles up, or maybe you simply can’t take a sh*t. Whatever it turns out to be, it’s important to remember that it’s ok to get frustrated. It’s ok to have a day or a week where you feel crappy and you have a hard time remembering why it is you’re getting up everyday at 5am and spending so much time and effort eating vegetables and green juice. Ugh.

BUT. It is equally important to keep going. Remember that these bumps and hurdles are just that – they can be overcome. Yes, allow yourself to be frustrated. It’s ok. But then take a minute, turn off the TV, switch off your computer, put your phone on silent, treat yourself to a cupcake, and remind yourself of all that you have accomplished. Remember that the world hasn’t ended, that you haven’t nor will you gain back all the weight you’ve lost over night, nor will a little bump prevent you from reaching your goal. Think of how far you’ll go and how great you’ll feel down the road once you’ve thrown yourself over that hurdle… Then everything isn’t so bad, is it?

Now, put down that cupcake, take a deep breath, and carry on. 🙂

You may also like


Ebbing and Flowing | The Starving Artist February 10, 2013 - 7:44 pm

[…] Monday and that means it’s time for a bootcamp update. If you remember my bootcamp post from last week, you know that the last 10-ish days have been trying for me. I had been dealing with some serious […]

New Tactics | The Starving Artist March 28, 2013 - 5:11 pm

[…] I’ve been stuck at the same weight for a few weeks now. You’ve all heard about my struggles against digestion, which still remain an issue and certainly don’t help, but there’s something else at […]

Deep Breath | The Starving Artist May 8, 2013 - 5:58 pm

[…] I was back on the bike at 6am… and it felt amazing. In my last stint I wrote about many times where I felt frustrated. As much as I was working hard, I was also allowing myself to give in to poor states of mind: […]


Leave a Comment