It’s Easter Sunday and your family has given you lovely gifts of chocolate Easter eggs. Every year we all say we won’t buy each other much but a few little gifts add up quickly. You sit there staring at your stash and it begins… Are you ready for the chocolate guilt?
It’s already started on Facebook. The posts about how many burpees or running or push ups it’ll take to work off our favourite Easter treats. Posts about how much sugar they contain and how bad it is for your body. Personally, I think chocolate tastes so much better in the shape of a bunny so you just need one right?
In the fitness industry it seems like this should be the norm for shaming our clients away from treating themselves. These trainers appear to have the perfect lifestyle. Their diet is perfect, their body is their temple and no human emotions ever effect their life. For some clients this is a lifestyle that suits them and they strive to do the same.
That doesn’t work for us. As well as Personal Trainers, we are parents, business owners, friends, siblings, and have all the responsibilities that go along with that. We admit to not being perfect. We have all the excuses that you do and believe it’s ok to enjoy a treat occasionally.
Easter should be no different. Allow yourself to enjoy a treat. Enjoy it without the guilt and stress of how hard your next workout has to be. We believe that you take responsibility for the decisions you make and accept that you may not achieve your goal if you continually choose the treat. Moderation is the key.
Guilt around food causes more harm than good. I’ve been in a supermarket having an anxiety attack as I had no idea what to eat. Restrictive diets cause so much stress and stress itself can impact your ability to lose weight. Allowing yourself the freedom of choice will free you from stress and guilt. Choose to make the decision that suits you today.
So today we take responsibility for the decision to eat chocolate and will enjoy it without guilt. Tomorrow we will wake up, eat our scrambled eggs for breakfast and keep the treats to a minimum until the next time we choose to treat ourselves. It’s what suits our lifestyle and we accept that.
Happy Easter from the Evolution Family x