Feeling the need to justify yourself?
We all go through phases where we are questioning our own choices. Whether they are big life choices, job choices, exercise choices, or food choices, none of us feels 100% confident 100% of the time.
It's not those phases that shape us, it's how we respond to them.
In the personal training industry, we see people try to justify their choices to us all the time. Whether it's food, or missing a workout, or budget issues. Trust us, we've heard it all. It's not those phases that shape us, it's how we respond to them.
You don’t need to justify your food choices to anybody but yourself (and maybe your coach).
If you see somebody eating healthy, and you feel the need to justify your decisions to them, it’s probably because you can’t justify your decisions to yourself.
If you’re stuck in this cycle, and comparing yourself to your fitter, healthier friends, consider making some of these changes:
Go for real food. If it came from the ground, or once had eyes, eat it to your heart’s content.
Start keeping track of how many macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat) you eat per day. MyFitnessPal is a great app for this
Get an accountability partner. This could be a friend, a coach, a coworker, etc. Someone who will hold you accountable to what you said you wanted to do. *We do not recommend your spouse, or significant other. We do not wish to contribute to relationship problems.
Cook your own meals. We know takeout is winning the Covid game, but try cooking a few meals for yourself this week and see how much better you (and your bank account) feel.