After month 1 of INSANITY, I had to take a trip to Alabama with my fiance to pick up his younger brother. He’s staying with us for a month as a graduation gift. While I was there I did eat a little more badly than I had anticipated. I did gain some pounds back, which I beat myself up about. Then I turned my frustration into motivation, to push harder during month 2. I was determined to continue to stick with the nutrition as well as go as hard as I could during the work outs.
I’m not sure about other dieters out there, but I always let myself have one TREAT meal a week. I don’t like calling them CHEAT meals. I look to this meal as a reward for all my hard work during the week. I usually have it on the weekend. Just don’t go over board like I did on my weekend in Alabama. Now, don’t beat yourself up about a treat meal, or feel guilty later. You’re helping yourself not slip off your diet completely. One meal is not going to hurt you or erase your six-pack. But, if you overdo it… then you will erase some of your progress. Which is exactly what happened to me on my trip.
Now, do you believe in just ONE treat meal a week or a TREAT/CHEAT day?