I want to talk to about your mindset today and why it’s so important. If you’re trying to change your body and how you feel about your body, then mindset is going to play a key role in that.
To get up everything single day and count your macros, stay in a deficit, workout, and then take care of everything else like, work, kids, and home, is a huge undertaking. It’s a big commitment and you have to go into it and stay in it with the right attitude.
More often than not when someone starts a new diet/workout program they go at it hard in the beginning, all in for a week or two and then poof, they are done. Why, you tell me? You got sick, your kid/s got sick. You have a huge deadline at work, you got in a fight with your spouse. Your car got a flat, your kid puked on you and now you have your period, bad freaking day! Am I right, have these things happened to you? What did you do after said bad day? Take a long bubble bath, meditate, and get a good night’s sleep, haha, I don’t think so!
A bad day or bad week and you totally deserve to have that ice-cream sundae and go over your fats by 20 grams. You totally deserve that 600 calorie margarita and some nachos! Now, feel better? Probably, you’re full and a little buzzed! How do you feel the next morning? Super guilty because you eat all of that crappy food and booze? Back on your diet today, but wait your exhausted and your craving tons of sugary carbs, your body just needs it right? “I will start my diet again on Monday”.
If this sounds like you then you are not alone, its happens to most people. You just have to decide that you have had enough. Those nachos and ice-cream are not going to help you lose fat, they’re not going to make feel and look better in a pair of jeans, and they’re not going to give you more energy.
Now does that mean you can never have those things again and still be lean, of course not? But when you’re in a calorie deficit you need to make sacrifices and choose your food wisely. If you really feel like ice-cream and pizza then you need to make if fit your macros, you can’t go over because you had a bad day and feel like you deserve it. You know when you deserve it? When you have lost 1-2 pounds for 5 weeks straight, then you deserve a cheat meal and to go over your macros a little. But by then you may not even want to, the thing about progress is that it’s addicting. When you see that scale move down and your pants are getting loose, it’s the best feeling in the world. Why, because you worked your ass off to get there!