Have you ever heard someone say that they will eat the desert or the fried food or something they know if not healthy because they are on vacation? Have you ever said this to yourself? I call this the “I’m on vacation mentality.” We all have a choice and you can choose to eat well if you make a conscious effort to do so. When you are away at a business function, you can choose to eat well. You don’t have to get sucked into eating poorly just because others do or they don’t have the healthy food out for you to eat. Take food that is healthier with you and eat that. If you have ever participated in this mentality, you can choose to make this a no longer acceptable behavior.
This same mentality or behavior might apply to exercise. Some people use the excuse that they don’t have time to exercise when they are at a business function. Again this comes down to making a choice to exercise or not. You can get up earlier, exercise through lunch, after the meeting (before dinner), etc. Maybe your exercise isn’t as long as you would typically like it to be or what you are used to, and that is okay. Choosing to exercise a portion of what you would like is better than nothing at all. The benefit of exercise is huge and affects many areas, even if you do it for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30 minutes. Is this something that might be a no longer acceptable for you?
“The gap between knowing and doing is much greater than the gap between knowing and not knowing.” — Marjorie Blanchard