"You look amazing! What do you do? I work out and teach group classes and I can't seem to get to where I want to be."
I was taken by surprise and humbled by her kind words.
We chatted for a moment exchanging names and the like before the natural progression of questions began:
I bet you work out all the time, right?
I bet you eat "clean" all the time, don't you?
It is always interesting to me to watch the expression on someone's face when I tell them that, in fact, I DO NOT workout all the time. And that if I wanted to eat a piece of cake or pie that I would do it.
|Saturday night's dessert options|
Trust me, I've been there. I spent years following the most boring meal plans and doing endless hours of training and cardio. Guess what that did for me-- left me burned out, exhausted, and hungry, no not hungry-- STARVING!!
I found myself wishing the days away until I could drop the routine I was following...and I'm sure everyone around me was wishing the same thing. Talk about no fun to be around..sheesh.
So I get it, I've been there. Getting people to really understand that it doesn't have to be that way is certainly a challenge...until I tell them what I am doing now.
What if I told you that I train for only a handful of hours a week- never more than one time each day-that I eat more food than most guys I know, and that I eat dessert when I want it.
Oh and on top of that I'm leaner than I was when I was doing things the "old" way!!!
Yep, it is all true. And you know what else???? I am happier too!
Don't give up on your dreams of great health, amazing performance, and a stellar physique because you think you'd have to give up living and enjoying life to get there.
You truly can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too!