You absolutely must have this if you’re being strict with your diet because you’re training hard……
I like to refer to it as treat day rather than cheat, a reward for all your hard work, if you don’t have this, you’ll go mad and you’re likely to be less effective, as what you’re doing will become more and more like a chore.
Iv heard tons of stories over the years of people giving up their favourite food, which I couldn’t imagine doing, mainly because I’m a 🐷, but even to the point where they won’t have honey on their porridge for example, now that is just painful to hear.
I do believe you should have more of what you like, life is for living, there is obviously a line where you can have too much, but you’re meant to be doing it because you enjoy it, making it too strict will take that away.
If you want to do something, you’ll find a way, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse….
As you can imagine, in my work I hear a lot of excuses, normally I have a joke with my guys if they start to make excuses because they ‘couldn’t do their exercises’ I start to smile as they realise it’s not a valid excuse but they already know that.
It’s not just in exercise, people do it all the time, whether it’s about a new job or starting a business. I really like a quote from Jordan Belfort(Wolf Of Wall Street)
‘The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bull**** story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.’
The classic excuse is always lack of time, so I always reply with something stupid, ‘what were you doing at 5am this morning?’ The answer is obviously sleeping, but if they are desperately committed to what they are doing, they would get up then to do it.
So if you want to do something new/different, do it, don’t just keep it as an idea.
Over the years, I have heard this phrase a fair few times.
In my opinion you make your own luck, some of my guys have said before about their new PBs , stuff like ‘fortunately it went really well on the day’, it’s not fortunate! You worked and trained hard for it.
I have also heard that said about people in public with a flash car for example, them being labelled lucky, as well as people wishing for their job or their speed at running, but they don’t see that person doing their long hard hours at work or training, it doesn’t happen by accident.
There is so much of this said in many scenarios. ‘Right place, right time’ is another that springs to mind.
I don’t know if it’s a thing that people have always said but it really grates on me, having to talk down your achievements, so, if you’re doing well at anything, be proud to say you did it through hard work and no luck was involved.