Today I want to talk PERSPECTIVE. In fact, I want to talk loss of perspective.
When it comes to nutrition, working out and fat loss, your mind can play tricks on you leading to all sense of perspective flying right out of the window.
So you’ve been to the gym, hit it hard and completed an amazing workout. That’s great! But are you going to see a massive difference in the mirror in the morning?
So you’ve followed your nutrition plan 100% for an entire day. You had your protein shake after your workout, an omelette for breakfast, a chicken and avocado salad for lunch and steak and green beans for dinner. You didn’t even give in to the cakes that someone brought into the office for their Birthday.
Great! I see that halo shining! But will you have lost a drastic amount of body fat by tomorrow?
We all know progress takes time.
If you’ve never performed a pull up in your life, it’s unlikely you’re going to walk up to the bar for the first time and smash out 10 on the bounce. It takes time and consistency to master the technique, and to build up the strength to enable you do this exercise.
We all know and accept this don’t we?
So why, when we miss one workout do we feel like a total failure?
Why when we slip up and eat something “bad” do we feel like the world is about to end, like we’ve just undone every gym session we’ve ever completed and we’re going to wake up 10 kilos heavier in the morning?
IT ISN’T LOGIAL.
One great workout and a salad isn’t going to give you a six pack.
Missing one workout and eating a slice of cake won’t undo all of your hard work and progress.
You know that don’t you?
KEEP EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE.
Consistency is of course the key. Something you do once isn’t going to have the same effect as something you do all the time.
Have you trained 4 times in the week and eaten well 80% of the time. Yes? So please don’t beat yourself up over a glass of wine or a slice of Birthday cake.
Consistency wins every time.
Think about THAT before you start beating yourself up over a chocolate egg this weekend…
OWN your decisions and skip the GUILT.