Everyone Deserves a Cheat Day

by Stacy Yoshioka

After a long hiatus and a new website later we're back and what better way to celebrate the new site than with some good food and a little blog about how it's ok to indulge once in a while?

For those of you who got here via my fitness blog, you know that a cheat day is very important to keep you on track, reward you after a job well done and just keep your sanity in a world where we create so many rules that we can drive ourselves insane. For those of you here looking for the "fitness person's method of cheating" you're in luck. I'm going to share with you my rules behind cheating so as to not overindulge which we all know is the easiest thing to do.

The rules are actually very simple. In reality, there is only one rule. If you are going to cheat, you must do it from scratch. Simple enough, you need to plan out your cheat day, you need to still use those clean ingredients free of additives and chemicals and you need to put the same effort in to making that pizza, ice cream, cookies, etc that you would in to creating those heathy meals you work so hard on at home. The reward? You end up feeling a sense of accomplishment after making these indulgences from scratch and because of how much prep and time it takes you will be less inclined to make it and eat it as often as if you were going to a fast food chain and eating it everyday.

"If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food." - Sally Edwards
Ironman Triathlete winner 1981 Silver and 1982 (Oct) Bronze