The process of getting lean, strong, and healthy will repeatedly, without failure, present you with difficult decisions.
Choosing between the easy path and the hard path.
Between what you want in the moment and what you want for the long-run.
When faced with these difficult decisions, consider taking a step back and asking which “you” you want to be.
Which “you” do you want to create?
The “you” who chooses to train, or who chooses happy hour?
Who chooses bed, or one more episode?
Who chooses nutrition, or cheap flavor?
Decisions such as these may not amount to much in isolation.
As patterns, they lead to different lives.
This isn’t to say that we have to always choose the option that’s perfectly in alignment with our physical health and fitness goals.
There will be times when this means that you’ll choose happy hour over training.
That you’ll choose one more episode over bed.
That you’ll choose cheap flavor over nutrition.
There is, after all, far more to health than the physical self.
The point isn’t that any of these options are better than the others.
The point is to consider the path down which your choices lead you.
You may, at times, wish you’d chosen differently.
That’s totally fine.
This is a process.
It will take time to figure out what steps work best for you.
Just keep doing your best.
Keep creating the “you” you want to create.
You’re going to do great.
You’ve got this.