The Dangers of the “I Deserve It” Mentality

The Dangers of the "I Deserve It" Mentality

When it comes to health and fitness, it’s easy to come up with goals…and maybe it’s just as easy to find ways to sabotage ourselves.

Today, I’m talking about the dangers of the “I Deserve It” mentality.

Watch this short video to learn 3 truths that will help you let go of entitlement and finally reach your goals.

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  1. Emily on February 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I’m big on rewarding myself for working out, but I NEVER EVER EVER reward myself with food! That’s something I learned early on. I reward myself for reaching goals with things like a bubble bath, buying a new candle, painting my nails, etc. Things that support me and my goals, and don’t undo all the work I just did! And you’re right, we are happier when we use self control!

  2. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on February 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    You are so right Sage. You make really great points here. I have trained myself not to reward with food treats. Instead, I reward myself with new workout clothes when the old ones don’t fit. When I reach my goal size I plan on buying a pair of lululemon yoga pants. They are really expensive for a pair of pants but it will be a great way to reward myself when I reach my goal 🙂 And they will make me look better (those things always look amazing!!), not run me off track 😉 Great video!!

  3. Molly on February 12, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I do all of these things to myself a lot and am finally starting to get out of it. It’s hard, but I’m worth it!

    Your video was very helpful. I’m going to be coming back to it again when I find myself lagging! 🙂

    • Sage Grayson on February 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

      I know, I give myself rewards for “working hard” even though I totally don’t deserve it. It’s tough, but I’m always happier when I use my self-control. Less cupcakes, more aerobics! 🙂