Lately I have noticed a few extra pounds, a little less tone appearance, and a little less energy. Like most people, I started looking around at who or what might be the problem. After all, I eat clean, exercise most every day, and help others to do the same. SO, I asked myself, "What could the problem be?"
I had to answer very honestly, it was EXCEPT! That pesky little, powerful word! What I found was the following:
I have been eating clean EXCEPT the occasional treat, extra serving, trip through Starbucks, ..... You get the idea. In reality, I have not been eating very deliberatley at all. I have been eating whatever, whenever EXCEPT the occasional clean meal or snack. YIKES. That could explain the few extra pounds.
I have been exercising almost 5-6 days a week EXCEPT when I did not want to get up earlier on days that I had a lot going on with my kids. My workouts have been ok, EXCEPTthey have not been as intense or deliberate as they should be for my goals. I have been working out with clients and calling it good, EXCEPT my client's goals are not my goals... Again, you get the idea. I have not been working out to meet my goals. I have been spinning my wheels and using excuses.
SO, what should I do about this little word? TAKE IT OUT OF MY VOCABULARY! I won't eat clean EXCEPT, and I won't workout EXCEPT ... I will choose to evaluate my goals, and develop a plan to meet them! I have been aimless for a little too long and have allowedEXCEPT to take over!