I want to be put on a food plan.
No I don’t.
Wait! Yes, I do! Some one tell me what and when to eat!
No, I know what to do!
WAIT! I am not making progress fast enough! I need some one to tell me and it will be THE magical solution!!
(Is that familiar to any one besides me? 😀 )
Dan John has said that moderation isn’t sexy. It doesn’t sell.
I agree with his statement BUT I think in this life of extremes, moderation is the better story.
Better? Is that the right word? Maybe more realistic?
- What sounds better, the months that you did day after day of crazy, exhausting stuff in the gym only to be burned out and injured in a few months or that you did something every day- showed up consistently worked the five basics of human movement and had energy at the end to be awesome in other area of your life outside the gym?
- What sounds better that I held it together for a few months of a crazy defined random rules diet and maybe got some spectacular results but then binged and lost control once I got through that and gained all the weight back versus consistently maximizing eating what I like AND makes me feel good and perform well, maximizing eating when I am hungry and minimizing eating when I am not?
I some times feel apologetic that I am not doing more EXTREME things for not trying to work out MORE or paleo HARDER. Even though I panic some times and still struggle with wanting things to be different, I am happier finding my own way, figuring out what works best for me and keeping a balance with it all.
I lift a couple of times a week. I walk and stand as often as I can. I eat proteins, carbs and fats through out the day – food that fuels me and tastes good. Its a new approach but I feel good and am making the kinds of progress that I want to see… albeit slowly. Sexy and steady. 🙂
What is your story?