I made the most catastrophic cock up today.
Probably the worse mistake I’ve made in my business…ever.
This led to feelings of frustration, embarrassment, and anger.
I’m so pissed off I don’t even want to relive it through words. Maybe in a few days?
The interesting thing though was how it affected my mindset towards my DIET.
Driving home I found myself having this debate in my head:
Pissed off Phil: I’m starving, might as well get a McDonald’s on the way home.
Sensible Phil: You can’t have Mcdonald’s, you are fat.
Pissed off Phil: Wait until you get home and order some pizza. You can burn the calories off later with some cardio and training.
Sensible Phil: You idiot, it would take hours of cardio to burn those calories off (6.5 to be precise, I did the maths!!!).
This, all in the space of several minutes.
And this my friends is emotional eating and we are probably all guilty of it at some point or another.
(you might use alcohol but the issue is the same)
The thing is, people often think because I’m a fitness trainer I get it "easy". Like I’m superhuman and don’t deal with the same struggles as everyone else.
Sadly, I wish that were true but it isn’t as my story shows.
So what differentiates me from those who don’t succeed?
I guess I’m just better at making the right choices when presented with options…
That’s all life is REALLY. A selection of options that you can choose that shape your outcome. With me personally 9 times out of 10 I’ll make the right ones and this leads to me being successful when dieting…
When I completed that went to 10/10. I didn’t make a single mistake in 28 weeks of dieting.
This leads me to believe it probably has something to do with my motivation and knowing "why" I have to make certain choices.
If you don’t have a strong NEED for success then it’s highly likely you’ll make wrong choices more often than right ones.
I mean, how often do you wake up in the morning. Cold. Tired. And think "sod it, I’ll skip work today and spend the day in bed", not often, right?
You clearly have that choice. No one FORCES us to go to work. You could sleep on the street and eat from the bins but you choose NOT to because that would be awful.
Getting into shape and being healthy is still simply a choice.
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