On today’s episode, I want to share a quick story.
The other day I was on the stair climber, and as I finished the 20 minute stairs workout, I had an epiphany.
After wiping the sweat off my face, I looked down at my fitness activity tracker and was shocked at what I saw.
It said I only burned 250 calories during the cardio workout.
My initial thought was: “250 calories for all that effort, c’mon man!”
Then it hit me.
I equated all the effort it took to burn 250 calories to how easily it is to eat 250 calories.
In fact, I know I could eat 250 calories in just 30 seconds by eating a piece of cake.
It took me 20 minutes, of intense sweat, to burn 250 calories.
Yet I could quickly eat 250 calories in just 30 seconds by ending the wrong foods.
So that’s the point of today’s episode.
Think before you act.
When it comes to training vs. eating, it’s clear, you can’t out train a bad diet.
It’s important to be mindful of this when you’re about to cave in to the cravings.
Is that short-term junk food satisfaction really worth all the sweat and effort required to finish a 20 minute stair climber workout?
I’ll let you make that call, but to me, it’s a big NO.
When you keep this comparison top of mind, it’ll help keep you focused on your goals, and make you second guess that bad eating decision.
However, if it’s your planned cheat meal for the week, enjoy.
Since you were consistent with your workouts and healthy eating for the week, you earned it.
However, for the other meals throughout the week, keep this philosophy top of mind: you can’t out train a bad diet.
Remembering this, will help you stay focused on your goals.
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.