Steve at Nerd Fitness and Mark both talk about how a setback defines you. One of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes is: You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangles Christmas tree lights"
Well things have been going really well. About 3 weeks ago I noticed I had no cravings and I wasn't really interested in food. This is a huge shock. My life/family/etc has always revolved around food. Most of it healthy... but imagine a big Italian family (we are not Italian, but it's a great example) with tons of kids and relatives, everyone in the kitchen cooking together, talking loud... their whole existence and happiness is in the kitchen making huge meals together. It's very tough to break this!
Well, I hit my goal weight and then I noticed I no longer really cared that much about food. I'd forget to eat and wouldn't obsess about the next meal. My weight has easily stayed steady and I haven't really been focusing on it. Then 2 weeks ago I sprained my wrist and the next week I came down with a cold/flu.
My wrist is better now, but my cold isn't and I'm not motivated to work out. I have noticed my body composition change. The shadow/muscle definition in the side of my stomach has disappeared, as well as the legs and arms. It's been an interesting 'unintentional experiment'. Then today I read a great article on Nerd Fitness about Finishing What You Start: How to Finish What You’ve Started | Nerd Fitness
I will say that like my food cravings, I don't feel like my aversion to working out controls me anymore. I don't have to get up the willpower to work out again.. in fact I'm looking forward to it... once I can take a breath without coughing.
Overall, this post is about how great it feels to turn a corner.... food no longer defines me... it feels great! Only if you've been there can you believe how freeing it feels on the other side!!! It's so very hard to get there... but totally worth it!!! This setback could have negatively defined me... but it hasn't! It's just another page in a book. You keep reading and keep flipping pages. It will NOT define me. I get to chose what defines me and what doesn't. It feels great!!!