Bad Diet


The other day I was thinking about the effort I put into working out and making sure I’m active 4 or 5 times a week. There’s a reason why it’s called working out – it’s hard work! If it was easy, everyone would do it.

Then I thought about the way I eat. Too many times I allow myself treats, rationalizing them by telling myself that I worked out, I deserve it. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Just because I got a work out in doesn’t mean I can go crazy eating anything I want.

It’s so incredibly easy for me to undo any benefits of my work out by eating junk afterwards. I worked too hard sweating and breathing hard to eat 350 calories mindlessly. It’s just not worth it.

So I’m going to try to be really mindful of what I eat. I put the effort into working out, so I might as well put the effort into making sure I’m eating as well as I can.

It’s All About Effort

One thought on “It’s All About Effort

  • September 26, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I can totally relate to this post. Too often I’m convincing myself that having that little treat is okay because “hey, I’m going to work out later”. I’ve posted before about how working out is hard, and that should be motivation enough for me to stay focused on healthier eating. For some reason though, it’s just too easy for me to lose focus.

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