Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eating for your goals isn't sexy

As a coach, I'm always having people ask me diet and nutrition questions. Generally, it's ladies that point to their tummy area and ask, "How do I get rid of this?" I don't know what they expect me to say, but when I reply that it is all about the diet, they look like I popped their birthday balloon.

Losing fat is all about the diet! The diet, the diet, the diet! (Picture me jumping up and down while yelling)

When I talk to them about their diet, I generally finish up the conversation by asking them to record their current diet for a few days and let me look it over. And you know what I get? Crickets.

People want the body, but they don't want to do the work that comes along with eating right. They don't want to plan meals, weigh and measure them out, carry around food, cook, etcetera because it's time consuming, and, it's hard.

Don't get me wrong. It's not child birth. It's not Mt. Everest. But it's not fun. It's not sexy. I mean, if Lady was trying to cut a few pounds she would not have been slurping up spaghetti with the Tramp without weighing it to the nearest gram and busting out her "My Fitness Pal" and screaming at him that she couldn't share that noodle because SHE HADN'T WEIGHED IT!

Okay, I'm being dramatic. It's not that bad and I don't suffer. However, I do not enjoy cooking, but I make myself do it at least twice a week. I love pizza and gas station food, but I don't eat them that often. My goals are more important right now than my "don't want to" or "I wanna's".

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

If you want to reach your physique goals, you have to decide that's what you want most.

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