I don’t know about you, but the ‘I don’t wannas’ often ruin my good intentions a LOT more than I like to admit! When I first started out on my health journey, I would work SOOO HARD through out the week. But then the weekend would come, and I just didn’t care! I deserved a break, right? I ate so great all week, that eating junk on the weekend was okay, right? Wrong.
I remember one instance when I KILLED it Monday through Friday. But come Saturday morning, I felt like something just switched! I went out to eat for breakfast (Burger King…) and then thought “well, hell, I just ruined it so I might as well go all out!”. So I ate out for lunch and supper too! That night, I sat in front of the TV and ate a whole pizza… Then I cried when I looked in the mirror, because I felt so disgusting. How could I do so well, just to ruin it all? What was wrong with me?!
If you’ve experienced this “I know I should eat healthy and work out, but I just don’t care” attitude, followed by a stab of guilt, you’re definitely not alone! And I am here to help!
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But rather than waiting until the workshop starts, I also wanted to share some practical tips with you right now. So here are 5 steps to get yourself out of that vicious ‘unmotivated’ guilt cycle…
#1 – Don’t try to be perfect.
Seriously, we all have bad days and that’s okay! Trying to be perfect often causes a lot of stress, which will actually destroy your results. So instead, focus on what you’re doing well, and create a game plan for what you could do better at! Progress is the name of the game, not perfection.
#2 – Focus on just today.
Does the thought of eating healthily for an entire month seem overwhelming? Even doing it for a week can feel impossible in the beginning. So switch how you think, and avoid the frustration. Focus on what you can do awesomely TODAY (and only today!); it becomes much more manageable AND you have much better things to focus on than stress.
#3 – Be conscious of your decisions.
If you’ve had a great week of exercising and eating well, but you’re really jonesing for some fries… then go have some fries! Remember the 80/20 rule – I like to have a set ‘cheat’ day. I choose the one that I tend to need a pick me up the most, and make that my designated treat day! But it’s not a licence to overeat. I think about my decision to have something unhealthy… I weigh the pros and cons and I wait to see if the craving goes away…And if it doesn’t, then I go for it.
#4 – Let it go.
Guilt and regret won’t fix anything. They don’t make anything better, and they definitely don’t change what happened. In fact, they only cause you pain! If you follow step #3, then you can trust that you weighed the pros and cons, and consciously chose to go for it. So decide not to feel guilty – decide to enjoy every minute of your treat! And then move on.
#5 – Don’t try to out-exercise your food.
It just doesn’t happen, that’s not the way our bodies work. But perhaps more importantly, exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for food. It was the mindset of ‘exercise as punishment’ that made me get Exercise Bulimia. Let’s not have that happen to you.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can see lasting results, then join my 90 day fitness workshop. I have taken everything I learned on my own fitness journey and everything I learned from helping hundreds of women lose the weight and feel awesome and combined it into this one workshop for you. Because I want you to be successful. The best part is you get one on one coaching with me, so you won’t quit because I got your back! Together, we will keep you on track and help you overcome those pesky excuses and obstacles.
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