The “Slippery Slope” is a fallacy in logic which assume taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented.
The Slippery Slope may be a fallacy in logic, but it certainly is not in fitness.
Have you ever had one of those slippery slope moments?
Maybe your going over to your family potluck, you feel good and have had a great day. You got some exercise in the early morning at 6AM and you’ve eaten several quality meals since then.
All of a sudden you reach the gathering inside you see tables and trays and masses of sweets, candy, your favorite foods, goodies galore.
The feasting begins, you see everyone else going to town you get in line to get a few snacks, then your favorite uncle offers you a try of his famous wolfberry pie.
(Yes, wolfberry is an actual berry)
In a moment of weakness you wolf down that wolfberry pie, then out of the side of your eye you catch a glimpse of your sister’s cookies. You then dive into that bag of cookies. Grandma’s spaghetti is right in front of you, that sounds good too.
It is a slippery slope from there, in that once you pop you can’t stop type of thing. A temporary loss of self control can result in a day long binge or even a weekend eating fest.
You see, once you are on that slope, it just keeps going down hill from there. In the case of eating, the slippery slope certainly is valid and true. The first step of tempting food can and will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented.
The simple solution, don’t approach the crest of the hill, stay back, and resist that first urge even if it is done in innocence.
Do you ever feel like you are on a slippery slope in life. One slip after another leading you down a slippery slope into greater confusion and no results in your fitness program. Continuous accountability can keep you up on your feet moving forward every single day of the week and living a better life.
The key to successful weight loss is not sudden and dramatic shifts in weight. Even if you lose 1 ounce a week, just that little amount, continued over time, you will achieve your goal. Though it may seem little, consistency is the key.
No matter how much you lose each week as long as you keep going, keep at it, just never stop, you’re going to reach your fitness goals. Here’s a little something to live by, “The best way to become unstoppable is to refuse to stop.” Don’t ever give up on your fitness goals - keep going - Always!!
By Zach Hunt
Zach Hunt is the owner, head fitness coach and Spokane Personal Trainer of Physzique. A high-end personal fitness coaching service in Spokane, WA which helps it’s clients to quickly and permanently drop unwanted fat and transform their body in the quickest time possible.
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