It sounds good, and it rhymes, so it must be true, right?
As this line of thinking goes, if you put in the “pain” at the gym and eat healthy (that’s painful for me) you will see results (gain).
That is the extent of the “No pain, no gain” philosophy.
But what if you don’t exercise and eat healthy?
Assuming your goal is to be physically fit, it’s just as painful to be out of shape.
I have always consentrated on choosing either “pain” or “gain”, but I came to realize a truth recently.
No matter the choice we make, pain will be a factor. It is a matter of which pain we choose and what the results of that pain will be that makes the difference.
You can either have the pain of regret or the pain of self discipline.
No matter the choice, pain will be a factor.
I have made it a priority to eat healthier lately, and I had been doing good until last Monday night.
I was up late working on a project, and I began to get hungry.
I opened the fridge to weigh my options. I almost picked up the yogurt, but then I saw them.
Mozzarella cheese sticks!
18 cheese sticks later I realized I had made the wrong choice.
The last few days of healthy eating felt like a waste.
There was that pain again. Except unlike my painful healthy eating, there were no positive benefits to this pain.
I don’t know what you’re facing right now, but I do know this.
No matter the situation, you face two possible choices.
1. Pain now WITH gain.
2. Pain later WITHOUT gain.
The choice is yours.
I for one will be staying away from the cheese sticks!
Is there an area in your life that you find yourself battling over and over again? Do you think viewing pain this way makes a difference?