I believe in celebrating each victory, especially when you are able to be committed when everyone else around you is not. Yesterday at work, we had two functions. At each of these functions there was food (chips and honey buns to be exact). Now normally I would have indulged in these treats even though I was not hungry. When junk food is in sight it is hard for me to resist. The function also provided water with the soda. So, I grabbed a bottled water. This kept me from going after that bag of Doritos that was just calling my name! I also had to tell myself to remember my goal. Saturday is my day to eat my cheat meal and if I can’t hold out until then, I will never get to where I say I want to be. I can’t keep doing the same thing over again and expecting different results, that’s just insanity.
Trust me, it was not easy. It is a constant struggle for me but I have reached a point where I am tired of being just like everyone else. I’m tired of making excuses for why I continue to do what is not good for my body and feeling guilty afterwards. Yes, I might be the only person not eating the cake or the chips but I have a goal in mind. I am not going to waste all of my hard work and effort in a moment of impulsiveness.
Yesterday was a success. I worked out, ate clean, avoided junk food and felt pretty good at the end of the day because it was due to MY OWN EFFORT! Here is to another good day of clean eating and exercise. Off to the gym to lift! (Watch, I bet you they will have junk food at work again today! Lol! It never fails…always facing the temptation.)
It takes mental preparation to be successful in living a clean lifestyle. Don’t get sucked into the cycle of eating junk, feeling guilty, and dieting. This is a 24/7 life…remember, the results are worth it!
“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.“
– Edward B. Butler