Will it be worth it? Right now all over social media, we are bombarded with promises of quick weight loss tips, pills and whatever bullshit products someone has created. Unfortunately, we feel so desperate to change we pay for these products only to leave us in worse condition, so the cycle continues. Then one day you decide to take a leap and hire a coach. You’re completely motivated and hopeful but things take longer than you want and are a bit harder then you expected, and then the mind games start, is this worth it?
Many times I found myself asking the same thing until I really got it together and started seeing the results. When you diet all year round or bounce from one fad to the next it will feel like you have spent your whole life dieting and when your coach tells you to gear up the old thought process of “is this worth it?” comes back. Let me tell you it is!
As a gym owner and nutrition coach there comes a certain amount of expectation about how I perform and how I look. I have felt this judgment for the past 12 years of being in the industry, the good news is I like to work hard and I like the be super fit and I like to look a certain way, but I’ll admit that when I go through pregnancies i find it hard not to let that judgment get to me.
Time spent on nutrition is where most struggle or have the wonder of if it’s worth it. We have used social events and celebrations to revolve around food and drinking. We feel as though if we don’t indulge in the food or drinks we won’t have fun. Ask yourself is it about the food and drinks or the company? Next, we talk ourselves into “balance” But is that balance really the cause of your problem? For example, you want a six pack but you want balance in a cut, that’s not going to work. You have to pick your first goal, is it the six-pack or is it balance? What if you had to give up “balance” for a few months to reach your goal and then you could achieve balance again? Sounds good hey, so why are you talking yourself out of it?
For me, nutrition is the key to life. Having a good quality nutrition plan allows me to sleep better, train more, enjoy health benefits and most importantly it gives me the body I want. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look a certain way and feel comfortable in your own skin. It doesn’t mean you have to be completely shredded, you deserve to feel good and what that looks like can be different for everyone! If you lose 100lbs but don’t have a six pack you’re going to feel awesome! If you finally lose that last ten and have a six pack you’re going to love that too! So find out what you really want and go for it.
When I have a body composition I’m happy with I never look back and think damn I wish I didn’t cut for the past 16 weeks and give up all that shitty food, I think man!! I am so happy I did that cut! I feel good in my jeans, tights, crop tops, and bathing suits! I feel happy so my family is happy! I feel confident and healthy and my family feels that! The benefits outweigh the sacrifice every damn time! The trick is to buckle down, get it done and move on!!
It’s time to get off the hamster wheel of diet, quit, diet quit because all your doing is making your journey feel like a waste of time! Stop listening to your bullshit and just do what your nutrition coach tells you! It’s that simple! If you have to log before you eat to be successful do it if you have to drink more water, do it if you have to go to a gym or workout at home, do it, because the only regret you should ever have is the regret of not doing it sooner!