I came to the realization this past weekend that there is a phrase I use entirely too often:
"It's OK because....(insert excuse or justification here)."
But you know what? It's not. No more excuses. No more justifications. If it's creating a roadblock in forward progress, it's not OK.
Doesn't mean I won't still do/eat/drink certain things. But it does mean that I won't try to convince myself that it's anything but what it is - an indulgence (whether it be food or a skipped workout).
Only by being honest with ourselves can we truly measure our progress. Lying doesn't make your deadlift any heavier, your 5K any faster, or your tush any tighter.
No fibs this week, kids. Every time you begin to justify something, I want you to put a penny in a jar. At the end of the week, let's take a look and get an idea of what our self-deception is costing us.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.