We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. – Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer
I think this is very appropriate for those who have set the goal to live the fitness lifestyle. If you truly want to be fit, with everything that entails, then commit to being completely honest with yourself. It is SO easy to forget about that bowl of ice-cream you ate last night, how you overate when you went out to dinner with your husband, how you skimped on your cardio 3 times last week, how you only did 1 set instead of all 3, etc, etc. You know what I mean. Those little things will either make or break you. I’ve heard SOOOOOO many times how my clients are doing “everything” right, but they just can’t seem to lose weight. Granted, some people do have a harder time than others, but I also know how easy it is to “fudge” (forgive the pun) a little here and there. If you’re going to cheat, then at least admit that you cheated. I encourage my clients to keep a food and training log, so that they will have a record of these times and therefore be mindful of them. If you’re ABSOLUTELY 100% committed to your weight loss or fitness goal, then a journal is a very good tool to keep you mindful and accountable. If you don’t write it down, then at least try to remind yourself of those times where you “messed up” so that you’ll know why you’re not getting the results you want. Don’t beat yourself up over it… nobody is perfect. Just use those times to learn more about yourself; find out where your weak points are, and then have a plan to guard against times when you’re vulnerable to giving in to weakness. Good luck!