Giving Into Temptation?
It's time to talk about those sneaky short-term pleasures that mess up our weight loss and fitness goals. You know the ones - someone left donuts in the break room, going home to Netflix feels more appealing then hitting the gym or grabbing take out is more tempting than eating what’s in the fridge.
These, in the moment, urges are like shiny objects leading us away from our long term goals. They make us feel good right now at the expense of reaching our long term goals. We know this, so why do we keep falling into this trap?
In short, it's pesky negative thoughts and feelings that make us vulnerable to falling off track. Simple feelings like stress, boredom, or feeling down can trap us into doing things we know we shouldn't.
But we do have the power to take control of these cravings. We can turn around negative thoughts like we do inside the Fit & Fabulous Weight Loss Bundle and we can choose to explore different practical solutions to in-the-moment-urges which I'll talk about here.
Trust me, it's not easy but it's worth it. Have a healthy snack on hand to help you resist the donuts in the break room. Book a class or 1:1 session at the gym so you HAVE to go after work instead of straight home to Netflix. Or pre-prepare food you enjoy so you have something TASTY to look forward to when you get home. And do these things consistently.
Once you’re willing, really willing, to acknowledge, what you're doing, you can more clearly associate daily actions with negative outcomes. And this can be a great motivator (if a little depressing)! How many cookies are you eating? How much of your diet is sugar or refined carbs? How will you feel in 10 years if you keep this up?
With some serious commitment and self-love, you can kick those short-term pleasures to the curb and stride confidently towards your fitness and health goals!!!
You got this!
Make a plan to master cravings inside the Fit & Fabulous Weight Loss Bundle
Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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