This seems terribly obvious, right? Losing weight is hard.
But if you read women's magazines and women's fitness blogs, you might be inclined to believe otherwise.
"I started eating clean and the pounds started to melt away!"
"I learned to love exercise!"
"I lost 30 pounds by taking up weightlifting and watching my diet!"
What these kinds of statements gloss over is the huge transition period in the middle.
What is that period, exactly? It's the point between the decision to lose weight and the end result. The part during which your mind and body remember that 3pm is half-a-bag-of-Snickers time, and you have to overcome that craving despite the fact that you still don't look how you want. The part during which you have to learn to deal with your emotions without shoveling huge amounts of food down your gullet. The part when you can't really see any changes taking place and you're frustrated and you're hungry and you don't even know why you bother anymore but you somehow keep plugging along.
Does that sound easy to you?
I didn't think so.
So let's all resolve to stop acting like our weight loss was OMG so easy and fun. The end result is fun and it feels great... but the process? The process is a great character-builder. And that, my friends, is code for "It sucks."
PS: Thanks for all the kind comments & retweets of my post and video from yesterday! <3