Week 7: How to Handle a Setback

Sometimes the most stressful situations can be the most eye opening. After falling short of her halfway-point goal this year, Nicole is ready to kick her weight-loss into overdrive to get the results she wants and deserves.

July 2, 2013

It seems in week five that I am in the midst of a battle between good versus real. Getting results quickly—that’s the good. But what I am going through, well, that’s the real. With the worst possible timing, I’ve had a cardio-less, diet-less week full of stress and little sleep. I feel like I’ve screwed up all the hard work I have been doing in the past few weeks. I have to say that this past week was maybe the most stressful of my entire life with work, personal obligations, and everything else I have going on.

I feel as though I have been slacking on my commitment to this transformation. A few weeks ago I was much more focused and determined. Looking at my halfway point last year compared with this year scares me. I never could have imagined after letting myself get so off track that it would be this much harder the second time around. I feel like my body is fighting every move I make.

I have been trying to live up to something instead of owning up to the fact that this is simply more challenging this time around. Over the next few weeks I am going to have to kick it into overdrive and really dig deep. I feel guilty for not utilizing my resources, not communicating efficiently with my coach, and not pushing myself as hard as I should be.

I made a commitment to myself, and I owe it to myself to reach my goal. My plan is still to look amazing in five weeks’ time, but maybe not stage ready. I feel the pressure now of trying to run the world instead of taking care of me. 

This is real life. It’s not always easy. You’re not always going to be where you want to be when you want to be. You just have to keep at it. I haven’t been able to find that balance recently and I am realizing you can’t always do it all. But what I do know is that I deserve to step up and make a difference in myself. And I fully intend to do so. 

-NICOLE

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