Hey you! Yeah I'm talking to you…
Are you anywhere near your goal weight? Why not?
Really? Those excuses again?
Busy eh? Not running as much you say?
You are lifting weights again and it's all muscle???
so why are you wearing the same pair of "fat pants" that you wore on Tuesday… and it's only Thursday? And BTW weren't they a bit snug this morning?
Okay listen up Fatboy
1. You have a good reputation to live up to… live up to it… wife, kids, coworkers, family… they all expect for you to eat healthy most of the time… that's good peer pressure… use it!
2. Weigh yourself daily… and log it… some folks say not to… but it helps you keep focus… and is proven to work
3. Keep good snax handy (actual picture of my credenza)
4. Be this guy (race weight is ~178… you can go fast there) think of yourself as an athlete in top condition and act like it with your dietary choices.
5. Not this guy (I weighed 222# in March of 2008)
6. Keep a diet log.. you have one ya know: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/cowart3
7. You don't need to eat for recovery… that's a bunch of bull$#!t… and a handy excuse to eat pizza and drink beer after a 2 hour ride
8. You do not need to carb load…. Ever!!!! Really you don't… especially not for the 65 minute tempo run you did on Sunday… that's bogus
9. Every wine has it's time… and wine time is *not* a continuous flow from 1730 to 2300… that's a stream of awesome, delicious, mellowing, but totally empty sugar calories… moderation is the key
10. In summation….
"In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave. " –Og Mandino, Greatest Salesman in the World
You know what to do… and you know how to do it… go get 'em Tiger
The above is an actual conversation I had with….. MYSELF
Odd huh? Or maybe you talk to yourself like this too…