After finishing up the first year of implementing a lifestyle change-an eating and workout program-I hit the wall. And I didn't even see it coming.
After a great vacation on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and then a 2 week business trip out of the country, I had been spotty at best on compliance and worked out when I could. Once I got back to the USA, I was happy to get back on plan since I missed "normal" food. But that only lasted for a couple days. Jet lag was TERRIBLE this time and I reached for sugar and caffeine to cope. That put me in a downward sugar-spiral that got worse and worse. My body felt like crap, my mind was tired and I felt like a failure. I got to the point I had to ask for help. Not something that comes easily for me-or alot of us for that matter. I reached out to my coach (Mark) at LBC and he helped me get back on track. I spoke to him via email and now I am having a much better time of it. Just having someone to talk to about it made a difference.
Moral of the story...asking for help to attain goals can be difficult but helpful. We all want to be strong and self-sufficient but sometimes that can work against us in the long run. Everyone is going to hit the wall some time. It's how you handle it that is the difference between success and failure. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness. It's a sign of strength.