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!