You can’t out train a bad diet.
Now, I know for a fact that I’ve dropped this little “nutritional cliché” on you at least once. But, well, it’s true. There are plenty more where that came from but this one stands out. Most likely because a lot of us don’t believe it. Myself included. I mean, if you judged my beliefs based on my actions, it’s pretty apparent that I believe that I can out train a bad diet.
~I hesitated to call my diet “bad” just now, because well, I eat kinda paleo…..if that’s even a thing. I try to avoid grains a majority of the time aaaaand, that’s about it.
~The only effort I put in at the firehouse is to not eat bread, if it can be easily and discreetly avoided.
~I know that, at the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Bend, a medium iced coffee with cream & splenda AND a blueberry muffin costs $3.38 (it’s different at different at other D&D’s for some reason). I know this because I order it nearly every other day.
~My cheat days have, at some point, mysteriously expanded into “cheat weekends”….
The list goes on, but I think you get the picture. At some point I fell into the trap of believing that I couldn’t give up certain things. Everyday, I walk into the gym expecting to do something I’ve never done before. I expect to be faster, every time. I expect to be stronger, every time. I expect to do something every day that, a year, a week, a day before, I couldn’t do. Yet, I still walk in and whether or not I live up to these expectations, I still accept the challenge the next day. Unless it’s to give up blueberry muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts. On some level, I guess I believe that I can’t give up certain stuff. I take the same brain that won’t accept can’t at the gym, and without hesitation, say I can’t give up certain stuff I “like too much”.
Well, now it’s time to see if I can. I’m going to jump into this paleo experiment. I suggest you join me. If your brain just fired off 10 excuses as to why you can’t, well, ignore it. I’m not going to tell you it’s OK anymore. We start May 1st, I want you to do this with me. This is an experiment. It just might change your life…….Take some time to read up on it. Scale as needed. More to follow……..
Until next time start here.