“Wait a hot minute, Tammy! What are you talking about? Aren’t you all about flexibility and balance????”
I am! I’m flexible about many things…
- food choices
- working around obstacles
- the “plan” to reach a goal
But not in all things.
I am NOT flexible about…
- reaching those goals
- keeping my word
- acting with integrity
- embracing the grind
The ends do not justify the means if short cuts were used or if too many compromises were made.
This applies to many things in life besides fitness, but it is important to your health to use science-based best practices for nutrition.
If the results aren’t sustainable, they aren’t really results.
(Humans are not supposed to always be on a diet. The metabolism will adapt because it’s designed to do so. How many times do people keep doing battle with the same 20 pounds just to get to the point where nothing works anymore?)
Short cuts are long-term self-sabotage.
And there are health concerns, too. Some need to repair some damage from years of being busy, taking care of everything, everyone – expect themselves.
Most just want to feel better so that they can fully participate in life with loved ones.
For those of us who are a little older, it’s easier to accept that there isn’t time to try every diet that is out there anymore.
That’s when it’s important to be inflexible. It needs to be done the right way this time. We don’t want to waste time wondering if we’re doing it right.
Sticking to a plan? Well, that’s a different beast, isn’t it? That’s where the accountability and mindset work becomes critical.
I never did my work alone. I still don’t. I rely on my coach to do some of the thinking for me and for accountability.
Are you ready?