I stared through the freezer door for a good minute debating with myself whether I was going to take a carton of Ben & Jerry’s home.
[I took the video as soon as I got home from the grocery store. Watch if you’d rather an animated description of knowledge I’m about to drop!]
The fact it was fro-yo doesn’t make it any better for you, FYI.
I won the staring contest and put a carton in my cart. My sweet tooth was going whack.
Thoughts rolled through my head as I wheeled away.
It’s only Wednesday. What about the weekend?
You just crushed it today, Anne. Why unravel your hard work?
I can work it off.
You don’t want to always be working it off and besides, you know you can’t stop yourself after a few bites. You’ll feel bloated after demolishing the pint.
I arrived at checkout. After thirty seconds of further debate…
I turned around, put the ice cream back, and picked up a bottle of whipped cream instead. I decided I would enjoy it with fruit or greek yogurt. Or just with a spoon. Total guilty pleasure of mine.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I know I talk about eating habits. It’s a recurring topic with me and my clients, not to mention my Instagram meal prep stories, but I want you to know it can be a struggle for me, too…so how do I do it? A relentless mindset.
I live by a few affirmations that help shape my actions and mindset:
- I am a person who likes to feel strong, healthy, lean, and fit.
- I am a driven trainer who leads by example.
- I stay healthy by eating nutritious meals most of the time.
- I indulge during my social time so I don’t have to make sacrifices.
- There will be a right time for Ben & Jerry’s, soon!
Being relentless is not about working out until you throw up, sacrificing weekends out with friends, and eating green beans all day.
Relentlessness is about staying committed your vision of your best self you know you can be…and continuing to show up. By putting in the matching behaviors and attitude.
It takes practice and constant rebuilding, just like fitness does. You don’t get stronger with your squats and deadlifts by showing up to lift every now and then, do you?
Showing up is a truism to live by!
Do what you want to be. As one of my clients told herself this week, “I am committed to do my honest best. Each morning I’ll ask myself what that could be.” It could be skipping ice cream and staying on meal plan, going for a run if you missed the gym, or just going for a walk.
Be your “honest best.”
Affirm through your statements and actions to unlock your relentless self.
Nobody else holds the key to your mindset.