I’ve worked with people who eat for emotional reasons. It’s easy to do. If you’ve had a bad day, you deserve a treat, so you pile up ice cream in a dish and drizzle with chocolate to make everything better. Before you know it, every day is a bad day. If your feelings have been hurt, you go to a donut for solace or rejoice with a cupcake or two. It’s time to imprint in your memory the phrase, “He who indulges – bulges.” Remember it the next time you reach for your favorite happy, comfort or angry food.
Just this one time won’t cut it either.
Sure, you’ve been faithful to your healthy eating for almost two days, so it’s okay to have a milk shake “just this one time.” Before you know it, just this one time happens at least once a day or more. When you’re learning to eat healthier, it’s all about changing old unhealthy eating habits. It’s hard to stick with at first if you’re giving yourself a pass every few hours. While healthy eating is versatile, focus on sticking strictly with the program for at least thirty to sixty days until you’ve formed some new habits.
I’ll exercise twice as much tomorrow.
Do you want to skip a day of exercise and double up the next day? It doesn’t work that way. You have to be consistent to get results. Not only will you lose some ground, if you double up, you face the potential of overdoing your workout and facing injury. Speaking of injury, always check with your doctor before starting any fitness program. Schedule your workout every day and keep it as you would any appointment. Whether you’re working out online or in person, developing a habit of fitness is the goal.
I messed up already so why bother trying?
Everyone has setbacks, but that doesn’t mean you’ve lost the battle. When Thomas Edison was asked about the 10,000 failures he had trying to create a long burning light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” You won’t have to have 10,000 setbacks to find the right way to look and feel your best. Just be a winner and stick with the program.
- Everyone goes through problems when they want to give up. That’s why I created Team Worx Fitness, because I’ve gone through those problems myself. We’re always here to encourage and believe in you, even when you can’t believe in yourself.
- You’ll be surprised at how good you feel the longer you workout. That increased energy level is a powerful driving force.
- Food will taste different the longer you eat healthy. Food with added sugar blunts your taste buds, so you have to eat more sugar to get the sweet taste. When you eliminate food with added sugar, your taste buds recover and fruit will taste deliciously sweet. It boosts your enjoyment of other healthy food, too.
- If you want to feel and look your best, but still aren’t unsure, dip your toe in the water of fitness and try our five days for $5 option. It’s an easy way to get started. Every journey starts with the first step.
For more information, contact us today at Team Worx