It's A Slippery Slope
(The pic on the left is when I did my photo shoot in November and the right is from last Thursday.)
Like I had said, I'm not unhappy with where I am at, but I also know that with my diet being only 50% on track, I can fall easily into a bad routine where my nutrition gets worse and worse.
I know this, because I have been here MANY times.
So many times in fact, I've lost count.
Most people think because I own a gym and coach people for a living, on not only exercise programs but also nutrition, I don't have any issues with my own nutrition.
That couldn't be further from the truth.
Nutrition will always be an issue for me, especially when I let myself detour away from my nutrition plan.
I love food.
No, wait...let me rephrase that.
I LOVE FOOD!!!!!
For me, when I take too much time off from my nutrition plan, it becomes a very slippery slope.
I start to rationalize....
"I've reached my goal....I can have eat (whatever food I'm craving at the moment)"
"I'll just eat like this for a week or so. I've earned it!"
Then, I start the whole..."I'll start next Monday" or "I'll just eat this till it's gone, and then no more!"
My nutrition falls and falls fast.
And that "Monday" I'm suppose to start, never comes. Or that food that I'm not suppose to buy more of, or eat more of, somehow ends up in my stomach. Time and time again.
And before I know it everything I have worked for is gone.
And I know that there is no one to blame, but me.
Sometimes it's not easy seeing that there is no one to blame but yourself, but in the end, seeing this can really help you get back on track. Because you, and ONLY YOU, can get you back ON track!
I wrote this quick little post for two reasons.
- To help me see (or I should say ADMIT) to what I am actually doing to sabotage my goals. Sure, you can tell yourself anything, but sometimes you need to not only write it down, but have others see it too to make it stick and help you understand what exactly you are doing. Plus it gives me accountability. Something I think we all need.
- And two, because I want you (the reader) to see you are not the only one that goes through this. As a fitness professional, I can have all the knowledge and information at my fingertips and KNOW what I am suppose to do. But if I let myself get off track, I too will fall into that trap of sabotaging my goals and losing everything I've worked for.
Now that I've shared with you that I too have issues with staying on track with my nutrition at times. Make sure you check back later this week for tips on how I get back on track!!