I used to be known for my love of chocolate.
Dark, white and milk ..It didn’t really matter.
In my 20’s and even in to my 30’s I could get away with indulging in it every single day. Heaps of it infact.
I used to tell myself it was ok, I exercise a lot so I deserve it.
It was my way of rewarding myself for being a good little exercise bunny.
But then over time as I got older I had to exercise even more to stay in shape.
The thing is I was starting to hate it. I hated exercising for hours a day.
I hated being smelly and sweaty all the time with a pile of sweaty gym gear on the laundry floor but still not feeling great about myself.
Constantly feeling, sore, tired and not enjoying what I was doing.
But I didn’t want to stop the exercise in fear of losing my fitness and body shape.
When the extra cardio classes weren’t helping me I changed my strategy. That’s it!! I’ll cut out all the chocolate and sweet treats. I’ll go cold turkey and keep exercising to maintain what I’ve got AND maybe even get better.
The problem is cutting out calories is not the answer to getting and staying in kick ass shape!
And if we are all truly honest with ourselves the majority of us want to look, function and feel better right? That’s why we join a gym 😁
If your still addicted to chocolate, sweets, ice cream etc but you want to change how you look and feel about yourself, yes I agree cut them out but you need to replace those calories with better ones.
(I've replaced my daily chocolate habit with meals like this Pear and Berry Crumble)
Always replace never reduce.
I’ve learnt how to still enjoy lots of yummy treats that aren’t going to make me stack on the weight AND I exercise for a quarter of the time I used to.
That’s what I did and I haven’t looked back. The longer I’ve worked on replacing the easier it has become.
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