I know that "fat" isn't a nice word to say but I really don't have any other word to describe how I feel right now. After working my butt off (literally!) and losing over 30 pounds on the SHRED diet at the beginning of the year, I am sad to say that I have gained over half of it back in the past couple of months. Now let me say this before I say anything else. It's not SHRED's fault. If I had stayed on the diet and followed the maintenance plan, I would not be writing this horrible post right now. But the truth is, if you remember back to a few months ago when I hurt my hip and had to take time off from exercising, that's really how it all began. I had to quit running and it wasn't long after that, I started eating stuff that wasn't healthy again. By the end of the first month following my first cycle of SHRED, I was already back into my bad habits. That's why it's important to realize that quick fad diets aren't going to change your life. Making permanent lifestyle choices is what is going to make the difference. I had SHRED to use as a guide and while it was a great way to get me started, I let myself fall right back into what I call the "food trap" and now here I am shaking my head, totally disgusted with myself that I let all of that hard work go down the drain.
So now what?! I'm not really sure. My hip is still hurt. After multiple doctors and xrays and therapy, they still can't tell me what's wrong. So I need to get this fitness thing started, yet again, I just don't know where to start. I'm considering starting a new cycle of SHRED, I just need something to kick my butt and motivate me again. Oy! I want to ease back into running and the doctor says I can I'm just worried about hurting my hip again. I have started researching the best running shoes and I am going to start out slow on the treadmill. Couch to 5K is a great program to help get back into a running program so maybe I will try that.
Tell me I am not the only one who has been down this path before?! Have you struggled with diet after diet only to find yourself right back to where you started?! What's your solution?