Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on getting caught with the cookie. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

So, last time I shared the story of how I was caught in the parking lot, cookie in hand. One of my clients saw me indulging in a delicious cookie while I had her on a diet plan. Needless to say, she was a little confused, but then we got to talking and I let her in on something that a lot of people don’t know: you don’t have to me without joy to eat consistently healthy. I know, it comes as a shock to a lot of people.

At Custom Fitness when work with our clients, we recommend a joyful meal once a week, once every other week at the most, so that their body can be challenged by what’s being brought in. But since they’ve been being so consistent with being healthy and on track, then the body’s not as likely to store those things, but rather rev up the metabolism to be able to handle that load, which then revs up the metabolism for the rest of the week.

Now there’s obviously a way to do that to make it work in a way that could possibly derail you. So there’s a lot of little tweaks and things like that there. But better? Like I said, we just focus on being better; being one percent better. Better does not mean no cookies ever, better does not mean that you have to live a miserable life, eating plain chicken and just salad. Better means that you are focusing on being just a little better each day, being one percent better. It means that we’re following our 80% rule of eating well and healthy for 80% of the time, and then 20% of the time we’ve got room for either messing up or messing up on purpose and enjoying life.

Better means health with joy, not health apart from joy. Because when you take joy out of it, when you take it down to just foods that you can’t stand eating, or that you’re so tired of you mentally can’t look at them anymore. It takes the whole fun out of eating, and it doesn’t mean that every meal has to be delicious and delectable. But it does mean that you should enjoy your foods, that you should fuel from your foods.

Maybe you focus on fueling most of the week, and it’s not the most delicious meals that you’ve had, or the most delicious shakes. But you’re fueling all week, and then all of a sudden you decide “You know what? I’m going out with my spouse this weekend, and we’re gonna have a dinner to die for.” That’s great, go and enjoy your dinner. Go and make it all good. Just remember to get back on track. That’s the big thing.

So, me and my client still laugh about the cookie incident, because as I said, she was quite upset that day, and it knocked me off a pedestal for her, that we had to have quite a talk about and figure that out. But after we did, she started to understand that I had never asked her to cut that out; that instead, in her mind, whenever we talked about making better choices, she made a decision to cut it out.

Now she’s able to understand that perfection isn’t the goal, but better is the goal. And especially when it means cookies over no cookies, because we wanna make sure that we enjoy life. Being happy and living in the moment is what life is all about, so don’t let this unrealistic idea of perfection keep you from that. Have some fun!

That is going to wrap up our series on getting caught with the cookie! I hope that through this blog you were able to see that eating healthy doesn’t have to perfect and it doesn’t have to be miserable. If that’s what it meant then why would anyone do it? So what I want from all of you out there that are too hard on themselves, too demanding of themselves, and too caught up in comparison is to erase the idea of “perfect” from your mind and replace it with “better”.

Being even just a little bit better each day is progress. Progress is all that we can ask from ourselves. We’re human!  That’s why you can also allow for those little splurges! Reward yourself, don’t punish yourself. Being healthier, feeling better, and working towards an amazing goal is not punishing yourself. Don’t think just about the restrictions, but be aware of your work and reward that (in moderation of course).

So, if you aren’t even sure where getting 1% better even begins, then that’s what we are here for. If you are wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. We will ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes.

Diet is a huge part of the puzzle when it comes to weight loss and health, and we are here to make sure that going into this new realm isn’t scary. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.