Feeling Guilty About Cheating on Your Diet?
I had a client of mine message me the other day.
"I messed up," he told me.
"I cheated on my diet."
In the 7 years I have been doing this, I never had a client message me when they screwed up. Usually they just went on about their business and slowly dropped out of the group, would stop responding to me, etc. Hint: That's NOT a good way to have success... just a tip ;)
First, I was pretty proud of him for stepping forward. So I asked him, "Okay, how bad was it?"
"I was at a buddy's house and hadn't had anything all evening. So we chowed down on candy and chips."
"I'm not going to any results at all am I?" He asked me.
Isn't it funny how guilt overwhelms us and make us feel like a failure? This guy had been totally on point for 3 straight weeks, working out 30-40 minutes a day 6 days a week, hadn't missed a workout, and he has one relatively bad night and feels like everything has come undone.
Not true, I told him. In fact, it might boost his metabolism a bit so not to fret over it, just try to get back on track tomorrow.
We have the holidays coming up as well, and you KNOW that you're going to be digging in at least a little bit over Christmas and New Year's Eve.
So take it easy on yourself these next few weeks. Enjoy your family. enjoy your food, your baking, etc. Stick with your workouts as best as you can but food is NOT just fuel. It's about traditions, it's about making memories in the kitchen, it's about recipes passed on from generation to generation.
And anyone that tells you otherwise is fooling themselves.
In the meantime, I have a new challenge group starting up in January as part of the Beachbody Health Bet, similar to what we ran back in September. More details on that coming tomorrow!
Also, I'll have some breaking news straight from Carl Daikler about the Challenge Pack offerings and how it is now paired with Beachbody OnDemand. Stay tuned!
What is the Slow Carb Diet & Is It Right For Me? A Look into the Four Hour Body Diet from Author and Bio-Hacker, Tim Ferriss
I've been a fan of Tim Ferriss's for a little over a year now after discovering his podcast. His lengthy and in-depth interviews on anything and everything from Ketosis talks with Dominic D' Agostino to speaking with Cal Fussman about his time spent with Mohammad Ali has gotten me through many a lawn mowing session and road trips.
Just recently I came across his book from back in 2007 called the Four Hour Body. The only reason I started even searching for it was become on one of the his Drunk Dialing Episode Podcasts, one of his callers was asking him about the best diet to get back on track (or something like that...) and this is the type of meal plan that Tim recommends for a few reasons, the biggest reason is that it has a low barrier of resistance.
There are so many different things in other meal plans that cause people to fail relatively quickly. For example, in a ketosis diet, people often fail after just a week or two because they end up not being able to really get into a state of ketosis. In something like the 21 Day Fix Porton Control, I have many clients who either just can't restrain themselves to eating that amount of food or find the idea of using the little containers ridiculous or time consuming to plan all of that out (often it's guys). And I totally get it. We're busy, we don't have time to count out containers (or to wash all of those dang containers!) So there's a lot of what we call resistance.
So it really resistance or do we have to just "suck it up"?
So how does it work?
It's finally December, the election is over, things are finally settling down on Facebook (sort of...) and people are getting back to their daily lives besides attacking each other over who voted for who. For those of us who are Beachbody Coaches or involved in fitness, these past few months have been very interesting as far as seeing people's behaviors online, how social media, tweets, facebook videos, etc. can sway people's moods, reactions, and even friendships.
One little tweet or post can sway a whole nation! Just check out the latest news on Donald Trump! lol...
The amount of RTs our future POTUS can get, response he receives is amazing!
And here we have a team of Beachbody Coaches, sharing postive tips, feedback, and motivation, and it won't even get viewed! LOL!
So yes, it's been an insane past few months and I'm ready to get back my day to day operations, sharing my story and that of my clients, and doing what we do as Beachbody Coaches (and hopefully having people ready to change their lives---because heads up, regardless of who resides in that oval office, YOUR health, fitness, and future relies in YOUR hands... Not Hillary's... not Donald's...)
Interesting side note, did you know President Elect has a "meal plan"? No joke...
See Donald Trump's meal plan here...
So now that we are all back to our daily lives, I don't know about you but it feels like I'm pulling myself out of a rut. I'm hesitant on what program to pick. I flip flop on meal plans (WHY the hell are there sooo many different meal plans!!! That's for another post...)