I have discovered that how we react in these situations says a lot about us. Do you cower back, hang your head and stop trying, or do you puff your chest out, raise your head up and face it with all that you have?
Challenges exist. Plateaus happen. We live in a world with pizza. You are bound to come across this situation at least once a month, or if you are me, pretty much every day. Do I wake up and workout, or close my eyes. Do I take the time to make a healthy lunch, or hit Taco Bell while I am out running errands. Do I keep going on this weight loss journey even tho I have been stuck, or do I just stop trying because it's easier?
I have discovered through these (and many more) hardships, that I am a fighter. I see defeat as not an option. I have quit too many times in my life. I used to quit like it was my job. My family affectionately referred to me as "shiny object girl". When things weren't going my way anymore, I would quit and move on to the next shiny object. It was my way of never getting hurt. I didn't let myself succeed at anything so I was in control of the pain of failure. I never failed- I quit before I got to that point.
But, like most aspects of my life, I have changed. I am not a quitter anymore. Success lit a fire under my ass that won't let me quit. But that doesn't mean that I don't hit that same wall, or struggle like everyone else.
It's just that when I do- I choose to FIGHT instead of fly.
In fitness, in business, in life in general- I will stand up and fight and do what I can to succeed because quitting isn't an option.