I was talking to a good friend of mine today about a few things that I decided would be good blog material. So, here goes!! Have you ever intentionally or unintentionally sabotaged your own progress? I have! This could be fitness related or not, but I'm going to use fitness as the example. In this day and age, we've gotten to the point that instant gratification is what we want ALWAYS! Unfortunately, reaching your fitness goals just doesn't happen instantly. It takes time, dedication, self-discipline, and hard work!! After all, the weight didn't just pack itself on over night. So, how can we expect it to come off that fast?? I KNOW it can be discouraging when you don't see the changes that you had hoped for as quickly as you had hoped for them. TRUST ME when I say I know how hard it can be to take off weight! I've had to do it! I know what a mind f*** it can be! Unfortunately, there are times when we don't think we're making progress fast enough and begin sabotaging ourselves. It's easy to start slacking on the workouts, start eating bad food, and in a sense giving up altogether! I mean, why not right?? If the weight's not coming off, we might as well just eat until our hearts are content! WRONG!! This is NOT going to get you closer to reaching your goals! Besides clogging your arteries and putting the fat back on, you're going to be disappointed in yourself! Consistency is what's going to get you to your goal! The best thing you can do is forgive yourself, pick yourself back up, and get back on the wagon. If you are doing the work, results WILL follow!!
Now, speaking of doing the work, something else we talked about was people who half-ass their way through life and expect the same results as those who put in 100% effort! If you seriously want to lose the extra weight or reach your fitness goals, you've got to be serious when it comes to your approach!! You cannot half-step your way through your training program, and you cannot half way stick to your meal plan! If you're going to do it AND GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT, you've got to give it 100%!! You cannot do half-ass workouts and/or sneak junk into your diet and then wonder why your body fat is still so high!! You want that 6-pack? You want to fit into those skinny jeans? How badly do you want it? I promise you that if you stay on the straight and narrow with your meals and totally kick ass when you're training, you WILL get the results you want! No wimpy workouts allowed!!! One of the analogies I used...because I tell my kids this all the time...was a sports analogy. If you're gonna half-step your way through practices, that's exactly how you'll play in the game! If you give it all you've got every single time you're on that field, you'll be playing at 100% come game time! It's the same with any sport, with any goal, and with everything in life! Always give your all!!! In the end, you will be satisfied with the results and proud of yourself for doing YOUR very best!!