“You have to stop cheating if you and fitness want to last.”
If you’ve read my blog, articles or book, you’ve heard similar analogies about cheating on your marriage, work or finances. Today, I want to put a new twist on this subject in hopes of this really sinking in, to the point it changes the way you look at fitness and food.
The question I ask you today is not “are you going to quit cheating on your diet?”, it’s “do you want fitness to work for you?”
We’ve all wanted more than one thing at times. Several years ago, I wanted a new home. But, I also loved to shop. So the question Steve would ask me was not “do you want to keep shopping?” or “are you willing to quit spending?“, but it was “do you really want this new home?”
When it’s worded like that, it made me realize I didn’t have an option. If I wanted a new home, I HAD to quit spending in other areas – and I really, REALLY wanted this new home. I HAD to be more frugal. I HAD to make some sacrifices – but the small sacrifices I’d have to make paled in comparison to the reward. When I kept my eye on the goal, and not the sacrifice, staying disciplined was actually easy because it was so obviously worth it.
So, again, I ask you, “Do you want this to work?” If you do, you can’t eat what you want and get the body you want too. Because, if you aren’t willing to quit your cheating, I promise, you and fitness will not last long.