Making modifications

Friday, July 12, 2013

So I signed up for a gym and am almost a week into my program. I'll write about that in my week one post. Anyway, part of this sign up was a full health assessment (finger prick...ouch!) and an hour long meeting with a trainer to discuss your goals and offer some advice. The trainer loved my program and asked me how I was doing on my diet. I told him I was following it to a T but it did come up that I put a tiny splash of creamer in my coffee which isn't on the program. I was thinking it was no big deal, and still don't think it is. But the trainer made a really good point:

When following eating plans, even minor substitutions are bad. It's not the actual cheat or substitution it's the attitude. It's a snowball effect. One little thing here, one little thing there, then you are packing on the pounds again.

This really stuck with me. I am following this thing to a T and not allowing any cheats!
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    Hi Mandi
    Glad to hear you are on your way to week 2. Read your post and remembered a great blog entry from a fabulous spark friend. She is a wealth of information and is straight to the point:) Here is the link:


    I did have to modify because of allergies BUT I also realized that it may change my results. One thing I would here from time to time on the program was people feeling down because they expected spot on equal results to someone elses. Often times there were modifications in there and then sometimes I think we don't take into account that all of our bodies are different. The beautiful thing about following to a T, or as close to it as you can get, is you realize that you have done truly done your best with the body you have.

    Rock on!
    1802 days ago
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