Consistency with nutrition is key...regardless of how you feel about it. —————————————
I eat the same meal for lunch everyday: a cup of broccoli, half a baked sweet potato, and a filet of Swai.
The honest answer is, sometimes I don’t look forward to it. I get bored with food. I get bored with extreme structure and routine. But the reality for me is, if I don’t have that structure, I’ll go off the rails. So I make my lunch, every Sunday morning, so it’s waiting for me and ready, every day. I’m not eating to gain weight. I’m not eating clean to lose weight. I’m not on a diet. I am simply controlling what I am choosing to put in my body. I have too much I want to do, to not have the right fuel to get it done.
One of the biggest challenges I have with my personal nutrition and sticking to this pre-planned meal is being in an office. Specifically today, my coworkers go out to eat at lunch and invited me, which I thanked them for but reminded them that I brought my lunch and didn’t want to waste food. The responses are always infuriating and shameful: “oh yeah, don’t ask him, he’s always on a diet”, “oh yeah he’s better than us and eats good”, “don’t bother, he’ll make us eat ealthy”. It used to really bother me. Now, I don’t care. I don’t have to explain myself to any of you. And I certainly don’t have to justify my own healthy life choices, so you can feel better about your own lack of discipline.
People will think what they want. I neither control that, nor do I care. ————————————
Why do I bring all this up? Because even with these coworkers at the office knowing I’m a personal trainer and Krav Maga instructor, and am actively in the fitness industry, I still get shit on for my food choices and not conforming to others food choices and refusing to cave in to the peer pressure.
People will always have something to say. Let them. It’s your body. It’s your health. It’s your life. ———————————— What struggles do you find with your nutrition? Is it because of schedule or workplace, like me? What have you found helped or what help do you think you need? #atxpersonaltrainer #nutritionfirst #iam1stphorm