You want it to be someone or something else’s fault. It couldn’t be you. Why would you do that to yourself? It’s so easy to play that game, but it’s a game you will never win. You will never win. Yep, I repeated that, because it’s true. You might be able to hang there for a little while, but it won’t last. Overeating is a hard truth that happens to many, many people. Especially when we work out like a dog. Especially when we are cardio-ing our little hearts out. Especially when we do this 6 or 7 days a week.
When we up our activity sometimes we think we are entitled to eat more. Not true. We feel like it’s okay to eat more now because we did more. It doesn’t quite work that way. Maybe if you are an elite athlete, but you’re not. So when you start eating more, you will start gaining more. If you are okay with that, awesome. If not, change your way of thinking. Changing your way of how you evaluate things, of how you evaluate yourself, of how you evaluate everything in your life will bring about the change.
I have dozens of nutrition clients and behavior change and owning up to our stuff is a big part of what we do. You have to. That’s what it’s all about. Nothing is just about weight loss. Nothing is just about overeating. Nothing is just about self sabotage. That nothing is all mindset and how we have so many things ingrained in our heads from when we were little, or from when we were in grade school, or junior high, or high school. There is always something that happened to us that formed those behaviors. Something that formed those habits. Something that makes it so hard to change. But, we are doing it. We are changing. We are learning and we are progressing. THAT is what it is about. Owning up to what you are doing and owning up to yourself and being honest with yourself is what it’s about.
You know if you are eating too much. You know if you don’t enter your numbers and eat it anyway. You know your progress is going to be slow. You need to want your results. You need to quit blaming and start listening and looking at what you are doing.
It is so easy to blame other things and other situations. Shift that blame back to where it belongs. Shift it back to you. Blame yourself. Because it is you. Hard truths can be hard, but hard truths are what a lot of people really need.