Six Struggles Twenty-Somethings Have with Weightloss

Losing weight is one of the hardest things you will ever do. It’s easy to just call it quits and let your body and your mind waste away with the calories and carbs piling up. Making a lifestyle difference is fun and tiresome but the end result will always be better than the pain you go through with being overweight.

1. No results

Shocker that this is number one, right? Seeing no results is the biggest bummer there is on any weight loss journey. To me, it’s either a sign to give up (of course, it’s the wrong sign), or it’s a sign to work harder (the sign I usually want to ignore).

2. Slow results

I started off losing 10 pounds in 26 days. I was ecstatic. I thought I was going to reach my goal weight in less than two years but now I’ve slowed down to maybe half a pound – if I’m lucky.

3. Soreness

Working out is tough. It’s so fun, though. I love working out. The sweat dripping down my face and coating my hair. It sounds really gross, we but it’s oh so satisfying. You know you had a great workout when you still feel it hours later.

4. Lack of soreness

I’ve been working out six days a week for the past three weeks. The only thing I’m complaining about is the lack of soreness after I work out. During the time I’m in the gym I’m gasping for breath and shaking with how much I’m doing. Five minutes after I finish the machine or leave the room, in general, I’m fine. I think that’s my body’s way of saying, “work out more.”

5. Other people

When I workout I’m slowly but surely thinking about what others think of me less and less. It’s still in the back of my mind, “can they hear how loud I’m breathing?” or “am I walking too hard?”

6. Counting calories

I’ve been counting EVERY. SINGLE. CALORIE. It’s become a game to me. I use the Fitbit app to keep it all together. It’s a pain only when I’m working because I can’t have my phone on me, and I eat from the candy bowl and I have to remember to add it in the next time I have my phone out.

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