Feel bad about overeating this weekend? Read this.

First off, let’s talk about my Cyber Monday Sale!

Totally kidding! Ugh. I’m sure we’ve all had enough of the Cyber Monday emails.

Let’s get to it…

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Just so you know…

It’s not IF we’ll indulge. It’s not IF we’ll eat more than we’d like to. It’s not IF we’ll have a lousy workout. It’s not IF we’ll miss a workout from time to time. It’s not IF we’re not as productive as planned. It’s not IF we’ll have a less than “perfect” day. It’s not IF we’ll get down knocked down…

It’s WHEN.

Because we all will.

And it happens!

It’s about one thing:  How quickly are we going to recover?

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To think we’ll never “mess up” is unrealistic.

Why do we set unrealistic expectations?

Because it’s a defense mechanism.

If we can’t be “perfect” why bother, we think.

We know perfection doesn’t exist. (PROGRESS does though!)

Aiming to never “mess up” is giving ourselves an easy out. An easy out from what you wonder?

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Change by nature is uncomfortable.

If we’re doing the same things we always do, we’ll not only feel and look the way we always have — but we won’t feel any discomfort. Discomfort means we’re doing things differently, and therefore getting closer to where we want to be.

There’s no way around the discomfort.  (I do sincerely believe and know that having support and accountability makes it way more tolerable, though. It also allows us to keep up the sustained effort needed to actually change otherwise it’s too easy to rationalize away not facing the discomfort.)

SO, when the discomfort gets…uncomfortable…aiming for perfection gives us a way to escape the discomfort.

“Ah, I messed up! There goes perfection!”

“Screw it, I’m going to quit because I can’t do this…”

And just like that we escape the discomfort of even TRYING to change.

In the short term, we irrationally thing that it’s easier to just not deal with the ups and downs of weight loss aka discomfort, and choose to not care at all. However, we all know this is very flawed because soon enough we become sick of ourselves again and attempt something else. And the vicious cycle repeats itself. (Until now because you found MBT! Now the real question is are you going to sign up for it? After all, it is guaranteed to work or your money back!)

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Instead of focusing on the discomfort, try to focus on WHY you want to be healthy and fit. Even better try to focus on the BENEFITS of eating right and exercising — rather than the discomfort. This isn’t an all or nothing game. All or nothing leads to nothing every single time. And instead of aiming for “all” on every meal (whatever that means) – aim for consistency.

“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.” – Tom Seaver

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