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Stop Justifying Going off Plan in your Improvement Season

August 23, 20202 min read

If you wouldn’t be saying it during one season, why are you justifying the potentially self-sabotaging behavior in another season?  I think many people tend to justify the behavior of over eating in a bulk because the impact feels a lot less than the impact of dieting down and missing meals which can leave you even more hungry  My point with this post though is to paint the picture that the justification for one (regardless of which one in all honesty) should act as a warning sign to something else going on  Maybe there’s a feeling of “being so far out” or an ongoing habit of breaking the commitments you make to yourself so it becomes a “eh it doesn’t really matter” or even the possibility of knowing you’re going to cut eventually which signals you to wanna act like it’s hibernation mode  In reality, you have to be prepared to separate yourself from these thoughts when they come up so you can objectively understand where they’re coming from  Sometimes it is genuine or for good reason but day after day, week after week, continuously straying from adherence absolutely will add up  Even if it doesn’t have a physical impact like excessive fat gain or fat loss, there is an undeniable mental impact that will occur  The more you reinforce the “it’s okay to go off plan” or “it doesn’t really matter bc xyz” or “ill make up for it with abc” the more often you’ll be okay with that  This is one of the reasons why it is SOO important to set intentions for your improvement seasons and for preps so the boundaries are clear with yourself  Identify what you’re really looking for when you start to excuse yourself for crossing your own boundaries or ignoring your commitments to yourself and your goals  Find the deeper meaning behind your reasoning with objective curiosity & external support or guidance  If this is an ongoing issue then it’s likely going to become a stronger and stronger habit/pathway making it all the more potentially difficult to work through later  Be proactive with expectations/intentions & boundaries  & Get ahead of it through conscious awareness of your own behaviors  Need 🧠 support?  Visit: www.celestial.fit/ondemand for mindset coaching at your fingertips

If you wouldn’t be saying it during one season, why are you justifying the potentially self-sabotaging behavior in another season?

I think many people tend to justify the behavior of over eating in a bulk because the impact feels a lot less than the impact of dieting down and missing meals which can leave you even more hungry

My point with this post though is to paint the picture that the justification for one (regardless of which one in all honesty) should act as a warning sign to something else going on

Maybe there’s a feeling of “being so far out” or an ongoing habit of breaking the commitments you make to yourself so it becomes a “eh it doesn’t really matter” or even the possibility of knowing you’re going to cut eventually which signals you to wanna act like it’s hibernation mode

In reality, you have to be prepared to separate yourself from these thoughts when they come up so you can objectively understand where they’re coming from

Sometimes it is genuine or for good reason but day after day, week after week, continuously straying from adherence absolutely will add up

Even if it doesn’t have a physical impact like excessive fat gain or fat loss, there is an undeniable mental impact that will occur

The more you reinforce the “it’s okay to go off plan” or “it doesn’t really matter bc xyz” or “ill make up for it with abc” the more often you’ll be okay with that

This is one of the reasons why it is SOO important to set intentions for your improvement seasons and for preps so the boundaries are clear with yourself

Identify what you’re really looking for when you start to excuse yourself for crossing your own boundaries or ignoring your commitments to yourself and your goals

Find the deeper meaning behind your reasoning with objective curiosity & external support or guidance

If this is an ongoing issue then it’s likely going to become a stronger and stronger habit/pathway making it all the more potentially difficult to work through later

Be proactive with expectations/intentions & boundaries

& Get ahead of it through conscious awareness of your own behaviors

Need 🧠 support?

Visit: www.celestial.fit/ondemand for mindset coaching at your fingertips

Celeste Rains-Turk

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