The weekend is here so let’s lets our hair down, take our shoes off and finally relax! While we are relaxing from our busy work days, we often let ourselves go and by that I mean we stop watching what we eat. I’m a firm believer in, “do it right or not at all” so whereas most people in diet and healthy eating believe in having what they call “cheat days” or “cheat meals” allowing themselves to eat whatever they want for a certain meal or for a certain day, I don’t. Why? habits aren’t pausable, they are only formable. If you allow weakness to penetrate your good habits, it will spread throughout the rest of your life.
It’s good to have good eating habits. It’s good to have good habits just generally speaking, but you have to keep up on them. To go back into what I just said earlier, a quote from Bruce Lee confirms that. It was Bruce Lee who said,
If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, your morality, into your entire being. There are no limit. —Bruce Lee
I quote this legendary fighter because it’s so true. You can take that mentality and apply it to your habits. Habits do not wait for you and if you cheat them by giving yourself a little bit of slack, you’ll start to slack in other areas as well. Some people say, “Honestly, Kimra Bettasso, I don’t see the harm,” and they claim their willpower is strong enough to allow them to slack off on a habit then pick it back up normally the next day. That may be true, but they are falling behind from where they could be in progression of their goals.