Don’t Break It
When you are dieting, particularly in the early days, everything is rosy. You’re focussed, motivated, on fire, everything is great and this is the best thing since sliced bread.
You find yourself sticking to your diet even in the most hardcore and difficult of situations, times when previously you would never have though dieting would have been possible.
It’s at these times where you HAVE to maximise your dieting potential, stick to it at all costs, take advantage of the positivity that you are feeling.
The problem is, and you’ve all been there, me too, is that when you break that flow, one meal off plan, even just a snack off plan is enough, then getting back on it is a nightmare.
There is no harm in having the treat OFF plan, that’s not the problem, the problem is what it does to your head.
It makes you feel that you’re no longer invincible, the mojo has gone and trust me once that flow has broken then it’s a nightmare.
Holidays are the prime example, you diet like a mad bean up to the holiday, focussed and driven, you then go on holiday with 100% intention of getting right back on it on your return, but you don’t, the flow has been broken, it can take you up to a MONTH after the holiday to get your head back in the game.
So short and sweet this week, the message is this. If you are in a flow, if you’re ‘doing it’ and all is rosy, stick with it, for as absolutely long as you can. Don’t be fooled into thinking just one thing wont matter, because psychologically it will, trust me.
We have a bank holiday weekend coming up, choose your actions carefully!