The temporary pleasure of sin will never out weigh the devastating long term consequences, as the temporary pain of training will never out weigh the amazing long term consequences!
Bonnie and I were both brought up in the south, and for many of us that means that we were in church everytime the doors were open. One of the phrases you hear a lot in the church is “we really hate SIN”. Don’t tune me out, I’m about to make a point. As much as church, Bon and I in our adult lives spent a lot of time in the gym as well. One of the phrases we hear all of time at the gym is “I love my workout”. So “we hate sin and love our workouts” hmmm
Hate Sin? Not at all.
We love sin, its exciting, feels good, it’s attractive, it taste good, it’s a total rush… No we don’t hate sin. What we hate is the consequences of our sin. Sin can lead to drug addiction. divorce, obesity, disease, or even death – not to mention total seperation from the Dude who created you. (another blog, another time). But to say we hate sin, well, that just isn’t true – but to truly hate the devastating affects of sin is such a huge reality it isn’t a lie to say “I hate sin”. Hold on, here it comes…
Love your workout? Not truly…
Right now I am doing 315 pound shruggs. I think I just popped every vertebrae in my back, just ripped a callous, my legs are trembling and I have sweat in my eye and a charlie horse in my calf. Love my workout? …not so much.
HOWEVER, I absolutely love the consequences that I experience from working out. Health, aesthetics, energy, increased self esteem, confidence, the ablility to defend myself and my family against danger, and vitality are all considered bliss – directly related to the suffering and drudgery of the afformentioned workout. Knowing the amazing results of hard training, I can honestly say, “I love my workouts”!
The same way a person who has been caught up in SIN becomes so hurt and disgusted with that lifestyle, another can honestly say they love working out becuase of the amazing results and positive influence, that it can acutally be said, “I love my workout”
In short...The temporary pleasure of sin will never out weigh the devastating long term consequences, as the temporary pain of training will never out weigh the amazing long term consequences!
How do we change our belief system to be able to honestly say… “I love training”?
2. Visualize the prize (end game) seeing the goal as if its complete.
3. Make a plan that is realistic and effective to meet your goal.
4. Grow a pair. Dont be afraid to “gut it out”. Know it will be worth it.
5. Start over a million times – but dont quit, not even once!
Exhaustive studies have shown that more americans are motivated to eat while watching reality weight loss tv than any other tv show, except the food network. What studies? Brand new research published december of 2011 by Pfiester, BS,F.A.T, OMG, W.T.F. at CouchPotatoeCollege; published in American College of IMALooser and the Journal for Fat Trainers or JFFT.
I’ve been on the road non stop all month, and between holiday parties and stress, my pfood life has become one continuous smorgasbord. Even to the point I can sit down and watch “The Biggest Loser” reruns, and stuff my face while these helpless souls kill themselves to lose weight. What makes the food taste so much better while watching big people workout? Yet here I am, almond after almond, Oh no, now a Chobani Yogurt, oops, it’s time for a peanut butter protein shake. UGHHH I can’t stop!!!!
The realization that I have lost my nutritional mind, and even my will to stop eating begins to set in. I slip into the bathroom on a commercial just to assess the carnage.. reluctantly I lift my shirt… OMG’sh… WTHeck… Muffin top city! So I immediately fix the problem… I take off my jeans and put on some stretchy loose-fitting sweats… Ahhhh problem solved… SORTA….
At what point will I be disgusted with this feeling enough to put the rice cakes down? When will I decide, stress, parties, excuses, are not enough to destroy my hard work, and feeling fat and crappy can’t change my mind about what I know feels good to me. Hold fast to the fact that “PFIT PFEELS BETTER THAN PFOOD TASTES” (Pfiesterism) See my blog (suck it up! Just be hungry!)
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