Don’t set your goals high if you’re not equally prepared to set your standards for yourself even higher

November 11th, 2014 by

Repost from Curls & Whey Training with some Sir LBC spin. 

I think the word BALANCE is often greatly misused.

If you are cheating on your diet multiple times in a week and tell me “I’m not perfect, just trying to stay balanced” and THEN go on to complain how bummed you are you didn’t see any progress, well I am sorry, but your definition of balance is warped.

Balance doesn’t mean you eat all your meals on plan and then dig into unaccounted for amounts of ice cream or handfuls of M&M’s. How is that a healthy lifestyle? What is so balanced about that?

Balance means enjoying what you’re doing – your exercise regime and style of eating – because you chose your path. It means adjusting your schedule to prioritize what is important to you. It means eating a variety of healthy foods without starvation, but the right amount according to your goals. It means enjoying a holiday or birthday dinner guilt free with your family because the large majority of time you are ON plan.

Define what you want for yourself and don’t use “I just want to be normal and do whatever I want” and still complain about a lack of progress. You’re just using the word balance as an excuse for what is little more than a lack of commitment to self.

Don’t set your goals high if you’re not equally prepared to set your standards for yourself even higher.