We talked yesterday about how life happens. One of my early nutrition points that tends to hit home for almost everybody is the "fuck it attitude." My apologies for the vulgar language but this perfectly describes how a lot of people get off track. Maybe you've progressed through this program and exceeded your expectations. If so, give yourself a pat on the back! Then let's say that "life happens." It’s easy to say, “Fuck it! I've been off track for 3 and 1/2 weeks, why not make it 4?” This is an example of a long-term “fuck it” attitude. It can also sneak its way into daily things, too. For example, maybe you go out to brunch with friends and have french toast lathered in butter and syrup, a whole bunch of bloody Mary's and mimosas, and bacon on the side. It can be easy to say "fuck it" to the rest of the day and make poor meal and snack choices for your remaining meals. Instead, my challenge to you is to say, “I didn't have the best brunch in the world today, but I'm gonna get back on track with my snacks and meals for the rest of the day.”
You can see how having a “fuck it” attitude in any way is likely to derail you and move you further away from your goals of maintaining good habits.
Today, think of some of these times that have happened in the past or are likely to happen in the future. Challenge yourself to avoid this attitude and get back on track right away instead of waiting until the situation has diminished or the next benchmark day.