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Working Out vs. Eating Cereal

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workout or eat cereal?
So, I’m writing this at 9:05pm on a Tuesday, sitting out the couch in fuzzy pants with my dog who is snoring and farting.

I just downed a snack sized bag (thank God) of these Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry delicious snacks from the heavens.

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Well, the good news is that I actually buy the small bag now instead of the the large bag with like 5 servings that I usually eat within 24 hours.

So as I sit here…I realize that I ate too much :( And for the past week I haven’t worked out, and have a good excuse not to because I fell off a moving treadmill and really jacked up my toe so it’s all swollen. (and it wasn’t actually my fault btw — someone left the treadmill on!)

But to be honest, I was really going hard during the launch of The Better Method — staying up late preparing content, videos, emails, etc and I totally put working out on the back burner during my launch.

 

 

Also — it’s really annoying that the studio I work at is completely full all the time since its New Years resolution season, and even my “other” gym is full and since I’m a hermit / misanthropist I don’t like being in the gym with 1 million people.

So now — I think I haven’t worked out since um…..I can’t remember….like 7-8 days ago maybe. Also – I had a little mishap with the shipping of my supplements so I had been out of my cleanse drink and out of my protein shakes. I notice that now I feel more tired, more bloated and just all around low energy.

This goes to show a few things —
#1. my nutritional system is the bomb and gives me great energy
#2. sleep is a huge factor (staying up too late)
#3. when you don’t have energy, you don’t workout and when you don’t workout you don’t have energy.

So this brings me back to tonight, as I sit here staring at a box of Chex cereal I just want to sit here on the couch, turn on Netflix, curl up with my dog and watch Psych for about 3 hours (and again stay up late), eating 3-4 bowls of cereal, just recreating the cycle all over again.

My other option: change into gym clothes, grab some headphones, go outside into 30 degree weather, walk about 100 yards to my apartment complex gym, and do some type of freaking workout.

***Buuuuut, I don’t wannnnna.***

Fack…….I have been having this conversation with myself every night, and have decided that updating my website was more important, or that writing this blog was more important. But it’s not.

My health is the most important.

I love you guys, and I appreciate you following and reading this. But if I don’t take care of my health, then I can’t help you with your health. And then I can’t tell you that you should NOT eat the cereal and you should instead go to the gym. Even if it’s cold outside. And I will tell you that you will feel better after you workout. And I will tell you to just “go for 10 minutes” and see what happens.

Now friends, I hope that you read this when your fridge/pantry is having a tempting conversation with you and Netflix is beckoning for you to waste hours of your life. Just go to the gym. I’m headed there now..at 10pm just to prove a point that “something is better than nothing” and just moving your butt off the couch can help that positive snowball effect and get your life back on track.

What do you think? Have you had this conversation in your head at all? Would love to hear from you, so leave a comment below!

// Discipline is doing NOW what you don’t want to do, because it will benefit you later. //

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