Habits vs Restriction

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend!

It rained all weekend here, so we did a lot of stuff around the house. We still have rooms to organize and boxes to clear out from our move almost 4 months ago, but oh well 😉

On Friday I was talking to a woman about my Train Like A Girl program and we got on the topic of nutrition and why she feels she has failed with it in the past.

She said she always started off great for a week or so, but then because the nutrition plan was so restrictive, either calorie wise or food wise, she got off course and felt like she failed. 


So I explained to her that I think her nutrition plan (or restrictive diet…because that’s what it really was) was way too restrictive.

Eating for your goals shouldn’t make you feel like you are missing out on anything or so low that you feel like you are going to pass out.

You should be able to enjoy your foods and reach your goals at the same time.

That is why creating habits is more important that what you restrict in your nutrition plan.

I will go more into that this week, but I wanted to put this quote up for today. I do feel like it’s motivational and extremely true.

I follow this exact rule and hit my goals.

For example, this weekend we had great Mexican take-out for dinner on Saturday.

Lots of queso, quac and sour cream on top of it all.

But yesterday morning I got right back on track with our green smoothies for breakfast and today I am going for my run.

I don’t restrict myself when it comes to food. I’ve learned my lesson on that one.

Instead, I create habits that help me reach my goals and let me have those yummy meals like we had on Saturday.

This week your homework is to look at your nutrition and figure out if you have created habits or restrictions. 

Have a great day!

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