Last week, as I was happily hanging out with my honey on the beach, it occurred to me that there are two types of people on a beach: those who are proud of their bodies, and those who aren't. It is easy to tell who is who. The proud ones walk confidently around in their bikinis or trunks, almost daring you to look at them, enjoying the fruits of taking great care of their bodies.
The ones who are not proud are a different story. They cover up whenever possible, quickly dart into the ocean before too many people can see them, and like to surround themselves with friends who look just like them.
Which one are you right now?
This summer, I want YOU to be in that first category. I want you to wear your body with pride at the pool, beach, or board walk. I want you to feel hot, vibrant, sexy, and alive.
To do this, we need to take down the biggest culprit behind why you don't have that body right now: the justifications you make to yourself about why you can skip your workout or ditch your eating plan.
You know what I'm talking about. That voice in your head that rationalizes:
I shouldn’t go the gym because I am too tired. I can order pizza tonight because I worked hard today and deserve it.
In the moment, these justifications may seem reasonable, almost like words from an inner guru ... but a few hours later, as you're feeling eater's remorse, you realize that they were bogus.
I'd bet that that justifying voice is the #1 reason that you're at your current weight. So today, let’s learn how to thwart these justifications in three easy steps!
Step 1: Identify your personal brand of justification.
Which ones do you keep coming back to, like a broken record? Here are a few common ones: