How to Avoid The Weekend Diet Trap

Let’s talk about an embarrassing mistake we all make. This happened to me once a few years back, and because of that fateful day, I made a vow to never, ever let it happen again, and today I’ll show you how to avoid it.

Picture yourself on a dreary winter weekend afternoon.

You’ve had your coffee, read the paper, made a light lunch, and now it’s time to do a short, burst exercise session and then go to the grocery store to prepare your meals for the week.

But first, why not sit down and “just see what’s on TV for a second.”

Two hours later, you’re watching the end of When Harry met Sally (for the 7th time). While watching, you ate a banana. It was your “pre-exercise healthy snack.” During the next commercial break you went out for a cup of yogurt but returned with a bowl of ice cream, and now you’ve got your hand in the cookie jar.

Your missed workout and “healthy snack” has now turned into 1000 calories!

“It happens,” to paraphrase Forest Gump.

How do you avoid the 1000 Calorie Healthy Snack Mistake?

You need to have rituals and rules in place to avoid these mistakes and to help you make the right decisions for your life – without relying on willpower every moment of the day.

You must also truly change your belief in yourself… you must no longer think of yourself as someone “trying to eat healthy,” but as someone who ALWAYS does eat healthy, unless it is a planned reward meal.

And when it’s time for you to do your short, burst exercises, you never procrastinate because you have rituals in place that automatically set you up for success.

For example, if you want to exercise first thing in the morning, you either sleep in your (clean!) workout clothes, or you lay them out beside your bed so you can put them on first thing in the morning and get started with my workouts immediately.

(Side note… don’t miss tomorrow’s shocking new research on the #1 exercise NOT to do at 6am… watch your inbox for it first thing on Monday)

Once you’ve your short burst workout, then you can go watch your movie – guilt-free!

So let me sum up my Ballantyne’s Day message to you…

You MUST take care of yourself before you can take care of others.

You must LOVE yourself first before you give the maximum love to others that your family needs from you.

You can’t reach your full potential if you are not healthy.

If you’ve struggled with this in the past, and if you want to change but just haven’t been able to make things stick, it’s NOT your fault. Let me explain why.

You’ve never had the Perfect plan available before.

Sure you’ve read plenty of articles about “change.”

Maybe you’ve watched a few Dr. Phil episodes.

Perhaps Dr. Oz got you inspired… for a day or two.

And then life comes back to kick you in the butt.

You get busy. You lose motivation.

It happens to ALL of us. Even me. Even Bally the Dog. Especially Bally the Dog!

But you CAN change.

It can be different.

In fact, not only CAN you change, you WILL change…

…You just need the Perfect Plan.

And now it’s here.

The Perfect Plan gives you personal coaching from me to improve your entire life, from your health to your wealth to your family life… it even makes your days at work better and fixes your busy schedule.

You’ll get everything you need to change your life, get more done each day, and have more free time for your family, fitness, and faith.

Get your copy of The Perfect Plan here

Make sure you watch the video on that page right now.

Happy Ballantyne’s Day from me and Bally.

Helping you create the success rituals you need for life,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Stop!

Step back. Think.

What are your true priorities in life? What really matters?

Write down the 3 most important items in your life.

Now look at what you do each day, and what you have planned this week.

Are these congruent? If not, align them.

Work on your #1 priority 1st thing every morning, whether it is family, faith, fitness, or finances.

Make time for what matters!

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