We are ‘Mericans. We want results and we want them now. So when we finally start making progress, and get in that groove, it’s common nature to freak out when our train derails. Oh no. You totally went overboard at dinner with friends, and then the next entire day. You feel like you can’t stop and have ruined all of your gains. What now?
My advice is to get amnesia very quickly. Forget it. Carry on as before and move on. If you continue to dwell on it, you will only become more emotionally distraught and more apt to binge cheat even more. We all make mistakes. We are all going to slip. Don’t beat yourself up and just give up justifying more damage. Forget about it, and get back on track. What you want is LONG TERM results. A short duration of binging isn’t going to kill you. Yes, it could quite possibly set you back. But it’s better to stop that train in it’s tracks and jump back on the Gains Train than to keep riding the Long Black Train to destruction.
Don’t beat yourself up! You work hard. Live a little! Mess up? Psssh don’t dwell on it. Life’s too short for loathing. Just forget it happened, and make up for it the next ensuing days!
Yesterday of course was a brutal workout. I love the intensity. After I got home and consumed my post workout meal that consisted of 110 carbs from Cookie Crisp Cereal, I got a text from a future client that makes what I do all the more rewarding...