No day is guaranteed to be like the one before. Sometimes you get thrown curveballs and if you're not ready for them, they can send you down a negative path. This really applies to anything but when speaking on nutrition, it can be as simple as walking into the break room and seeing the steam rise off the Mary Lee donuts your co-worker picked up for the office. Sorry, that statement alone could be enough to send your mind down the rabbit hole. Haha.
But think about it. If you lived in a bubble where nothing could tempt you, discourage you, get in your way, eating healthy would not be hard. That's not the reality though. We have kids, busy schedules, traditions, EMOTIONS, and the list goes on. All these things try to get in the way of our goals.
A baseball player with a good batting average doesn't practice his swing with a fast pitch alone. If he did, he wouldn't do as well in the game. He'd feel anxious, maybe a little jumpy, and likely strike out more often than the person who practices reading a real pitcher, who's sole purpose is to get them swinging for the fence. The player who practices reading pitches and demonstrates discipline on the deceiving curve balls, will likely do better in the game and feel more confident at the plate.
This goes hand in hand with your day to day life. Be ready for the curve ball and have the discipline to let it pass. Be prepared for what's coming your way, because you know it's coming in some way, shape, or form. The more you practice discipline in preparation, the more successful you will become.
- Bring your own meals
- Know what you're going to eat at the lunch meeting prior to going. Look at the menu before hand.
- Pack healthy snacks for the weekend sporting event your kids are in.
- Know your "why". Have a goal in place.
- Educate yourself on the benefits of healthy eating. Know real facts about health and the effects of eating nutritious foods.
- Don't be so hard on yourself. 90% of the time eat for health. 10% of the time allow yourself to experience. Health doesn't mean you can never indulge! You just shouldn't do it often. Find your balance and make sure it aligns with your goals.
- Talk about it with friends and family. If they know you're passionate about it, they won't mess with you. If they do, reevaluate your relationship.
- Surround yourself with motivated people. (luckily, we have each other!)
- DON'T GIVE UP!
Workout of the Day
50 Double Unders