Over the years I've learnt through first hand experience that temporary gratification, is just that temporary...the desire for a quick fix is gone after that indulgence. Then what is left? Usually it is a sense of self disappointment with a pile of emotions that use precious energy, which means delayed results.
Today, when I find myself tempted to give into temporary gratification I have learnt to stop and ask myself about the after effects, benefits of the indulgence and in the end the answer nullifies that desire. As much as I engage my mind through visualization to propel myself towards successfully attaining my goals, I find it useful to use it in ways that will remind me of why I shouldn't venture down a certain path again. Both process I've found to be equally beneficial!
It's another day of fulfillment; to follow through on my commitment as I continue to raise the bar with my nutrition and exercise.I'm going to incorporate stair climbing again into my cardio session. I've slacked off with my sit-ups...need to work that area too.
No one can do what's best for you like you can!