So you chose to go off plan pretty hardcore on Friday. Date night turned into late night.
Saturday morning you step on the scale and see a spike in weight. You usually do one of two things right?
1. Panic and get to the gym and punish yourself with extra cardio, fasting until 2pm
2. You are disgusted with yourself for not being able to stick with a plan and go straight to f’itville making date night a date weekend.
These are almost always where we go. And both are the wrong way and end up causing really bad relationships with food, exercise, and ourselves.
The right path is to shake that shit off. Get back on track. Move forward. Keep on your plan. Stick with whatever workout you already had in your schedule. Remind yourself you are worth giving yourself grace and understanding that this is a lifelong journey.
The biggest mistake we make is clinging to the scale and having a knee jerk reaction to it. It is in this way of living that we create a slower metabolism and add weight that we can’t seem to manage.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it 1,000,000 more times: the 1200 calorie diet is the problem, not the solution. Spend the majority of your life at normalized calories, pick up some heavy things, program in PLANNED deficits to clean things up.
Think of your way of eating and training over the course of a year, not on a weekly basis. When you try to micro manage it on a weekly basis, you’ll get lost in the weeds and miss the bigger picture. You’ll miss a lot of meaningful living too.
Even the programs that reverse don’t do a good job because they cave to the fear of their clients or they let AI (artificial intelligence) do the work.