Ok, guys, it's truth time.
My first month of training went really well -- I was eating well, working out regularly, and generally feeling pretty good about my progress. I lost 6.8 pounds in the first month (you can read more about that here).
This month, though, I hit a huge plateau. My plateau wasn't necessarily a fitness plateau, because I'm still enjoying -- and challenged by -- my workouts with my trainer. He's still kicking my tail twice a week.
My plateau was more mental. This month, I lost my grandmother and resorted to some serious emotional eating. I threw all of the good habits I'd recently developed out the window. But, you know what? I'm okay with it. That was two weeks of my life, and I can honestly say that meal prep wasn't a priority for me. Something I'm learning about this fitness journey is that you have to forgive yourself. You're human! You're going to eat a doughnut or have one too many beers at the football game -- and that's okay.
I'm definitely not giving up, but this series is about getting real with you guys. I didn't lose any weight this month -- I actually stayed pretty darn close to my 6.8-pound loss from last month.
What I'm trying to get better at is bouncing back -- instead of saying "well, I already ruined my diet for today, I'm going to get ice cream", I'm working on staying focused. Think about it like this: When your car gets a flat tire you don't say, "well, I may as well drive it into the lake."
It's all about perspective. Tune in for next month -- I definitely think I'll have some better results.