Being honest with yourself seems like an easy thing to do, people generally lie or hide things from others to avoid dealing with the consequences of their actions. So why would you lie to yourself? Surely there should be no consequences to lying to yourself- right?
Sadly there is, when you are on a weight loss journey, lying to yourself has got consequences, and it can be one of the most detrimental things you could do to hinder your progress.
Telling yourself that you are eating clean, that you are exercising enough, or that you are doing everything you are supposed to do to reach your goal, when in reality you are getting fast food every Friday, sneaking in a glass of wine with dinner, or skipping a day at the gym because “I’ve been so good all week”. Doesn’t seem like a bad idea individually, but trust me, they do add up.
These little mishaps that we deem unimportant because ‘it’s only one time’ – actually do count.
Everything you put in your mouth counts, every nibble, every bite and every taste is an extra calorie that you need to burn off. Every time you say you are going to skip the gym, or skip the last set, is one less calorie that could have been burnt and a giant step in the wrong direction.
So the next time you tell yourself that you are eating clean or working as hard as you possibly can, really sit down and evaluate if you are truly being honest with yourself.
If you do need to have a “cheat day” or “cheat meal” or a day off from the gym- factor that into your plan and make sure you account for it. Keeping up with this cycle of believing we are doing enough and living in denial is what causes the set backs and the lack of motivation when you aren’t seeing the results you think you should be getting.
Believing that you are being good, because you’re eating salads at work, but during the weekend you are going out for drinks or going for the Chefette wings special defeats the purpose.
When the time comes for you to step on the scale and you don’t see the number you think it should be, you will forever wonder why. There is always a reason, and if you’re not being honest with yourself- the reason is you.
Become the face of fitness you’ve always wanted and be honest with yourself to get the best results.