Imagine yourself a 20 year old college student with a brand new shiny credit card. Your first taste of financial freedom. Barely containing your excitement, you rush out to the nearest Best Buy and buy the perfect 47″ LCD TV. And then you buy the DVDs for it. And then the Blue Ray player and before you know it, you are 5K in debt..
Fast forward five years later and you’ve recently graduated college. You’ve recently acquired a new job and you’re getting your financials in order. And then it hits you, all of your bad financial habits have lead you to a $200 minimum payment with nothing to show for it but memories..
Say you dedicate yourself to paying $500 a month towards this credit card bill; would it make sense to continue using the credit card and charging new items on it? NO. WAY.
So, thinking about this in terms of weightloss… Let’s say you get in the good habit of following your RunFatBoy workout plan. You’re pushing yourself during the workouts, sweating up a storm..
And yet when you leave the gym you say to yourself, “I have a pint of ice cream in the fridge, I’ve worked hard, I deserve it..” DON’T THINK THIS WAY. This is self sabotage and works against everything you’ve worked for.
If you’re hungry post workout, I need you to be thinking “lean proteins, green vegetables”. Otherwise you’re just spinning your wheels. Why burn 700 calories only to consume 900 the following hour?
This pattern will be devastating; weight loss is going to stall and you’ll eventually quit because of it. I’m not saying that you will never consume your favorite ice cream again; planned cheat meals are part of the exercise plan. But they are the minor exceptions, not the rule and can’t be a part of your daily meals.
You’re trying to dig yourself out of your weight “debt”; no need to surround yourself with the very things that contributed to the issue.