Friday, June 18, 2010

Cheating


You can cheat on so many things in life and may never get caught.

You can cheat on your taxes, you can cheat on a test, you can cheat on your partner. Maybe someone will find out, maybe not.

There is one thing you can cheat on and soon, we will all know:

Your diet.

How will we all know? You will not lose weight, or you will not lose body fat, simple as that. It's quite evident just by looking at someone if they have been adhering to their diet or not.

On the other hand, you may be sticking to it religiously for weeks on end yet there is no change. It all boils down to one of two things:

Either the diet is not right for you, or you are cheating, it's one or the other. I want to stick to the cheating part of it though because in most cases, if you follow the simple rule of "eat less, move more", the diet will work for you.

Who are you really cheating when you cheat? Yourself and no one else in the world. It really isn't that big of a deal to anyone else if you lose the weight or not, but I can imagine that it matters quite a bit to you.

You may be cheating without knowing it, like grabbing a little bite here or there or you may be fully aware of what you are doing and you figure one little bite won't matter, but it does, it really does.

Think about this when you are tempted to pop that little bit into your mouth, who are you cheating? Why cheat on the most important person in your life? I mean YOU! You are the most important person in the world to everyone around you and you may not even realize it.

To be able to give 100% to those you love, those who love you, or those you interact with you need to give 100% to yourself first.

You hear this on airlines every time you fly, if those oxygen masks drop and you are traveling with a small child, get yours first so you can save the child. If you are a diver and you need to buddy breathe, get your air first so you can help your buddy, the list goes on and on.

Don't cheat yourself, you are too important for that.