For the first time in a long time, I hit a plateau and ignored the signs for about a month (arguably 2 months, oops).
I was eating “paleo” during the week (if paleo pancakes and cookies are included in my paleo now….) and then balls-to-the-wall eating frenzy every weekend. I’m talking wine & cheese, cheddar cheese fries, cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, chips and queso, cheeseburgers, cheesecake, mac & cheese–OK, an exaggeration, but I went cuh-razy (I ❤ cheese). On top of that, my work outs sucked. I was recovering from an injury, which translates into ‘I was feeling weak and discouraged’. On top of this, I got really sick. The pesky, yet addictive, “well, maybe next week when I feel better and have time” was popping into my mind every time I missed a work out or failed at eating healthy and only exacerbated the problem. This happens to everyone at some point in their life. It may happen during a training routine, diet, religious journey, job, school, relationship with nature, friendships, partnerships. People hit plateaus. The key is knowing how to kick-start yourself up a road off the plateau. Continue reading