…But I Want Pizza.

These words will come out of your mouth. Always. It may not be pizza for you, but for me, it’s pizza.

Pizza is a heavenly disc of doughy deliciousness smothered in stringy cheesy goodness sent from the gods.

That did not change when I began this healthy lifestyle.

And it’s not going to change.

I wish I could tell you one day it will be easy, that a switch will flip and you won’t crave all of those not-so-healthy foods that you like to binge on every Saturday night. That would make it so much easier to get in shape right?

It’s always going to be an active decision to make healthy choices. There will always be a few things that you really crave, and that is okay! Treat yourself once in a while (and I mean a while), and certainly in moderation. If you are healthy for 5 days and then eat a large cheese pizza by yourself at midnight Friday, guess what? You’re starting from Day 1 again. Why would you want to constantly go around this track, working hard all week just to wake up feeling sluggish (and maybe a little bit like the Pillsbury Doughboy) the next day?

It all comes down to what you want the most. When you really want to go off-plan and there’s a chance you might undo all the hard work you’ve put in that week, think about what whatever was in your head on Day 1. Why did you start this new journey? Did you want to feel more confident? Were you on a path to developing a health problem because of your sedentary lifestyle or unhealthy eating habits? Do you just want to feel better and have more energy? Revisit what gave you that motivation to start the first day.

Then ask yourself, is this really worth giving up on that goal? This may sound over-dramatic. Obviously one slice of pizza is not going to give you high blood pressure, but its these small decisions that will make a big difference in your life. Small changes add up to big results. So always think of that bigger picture and stay focused on your goals.

It will not always be easy, but it will be worth it.

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