I was disappointed - this was something I had wanted to do Saturday, but it had been postponed in favor of Other High Priority Items. Having let that go over the weekend, I was all about it on Monday, but it wasn't in the cards. I couldn't do what I wanted, and therefore I did... nothing.
I screwed around on my phone, folded some laundry, played with the dogs... no workout, no meeting. I could have:
- gone for a run,
- hit the gym,
- done an at-home workout,
- prepped serving sizes of trail mix, granola, and cottage cheese, or
- still made it to the meeting
Example: one day last week, it was a "bad" food day, but I was determined to eat well for dinner at least, and end on a better note. The client closes at 4 so I was back at my hotel early and changed into gym gear with the plan of hitting the hotel's fitness center. Then my phone rang - the Hubs. We talked for nearly an hour, and by the time we hung up, I was hungry. Result: I ate dinner in workout clothes, but did not get a workout.
I could have:
- let it go to voice mail,
- told him I was heading to the gym and I'd call him back in an hour, or
- talked for 15 minutes and then told him I would call him back
The thing is, once an opportunity like that is passed up (NOT a win), the All-or-Nothing mentality mandates, "Fuck it - no reason to eat well tonight, it's a lost cause already." (REALLY NOT a win.) Another battle to fight. Each time Nothing wins over Something, a battle is lost, and more often than not, a second battle begins. Choosing Something is actually less work.
Here's the thing about All-or-Nothing mentality / behavior: The All-or-Nothing mentality generally results in the latter.
Something is always better than Nothing. I know that my diet doesn't need to be perfect in order to work, but it has to be generally good. Generally better than bad. I don't have to do a high-intensity workout every day, but I do