For those of you who don’t know, Chipotle is a tex-med burrito chain restaurant.
You can choose several different kinds of meat such as chicken, beef, carnitas, barbecue (my personal favorite) to mix and match with several different options of veggies.
Sounds healthy right?
Truth is…, it can be.
But it can also be very unhealthy as well.
Along with the meat and veggies that I always preach for losing fat and obtaining that beach body, it does also have options that are slightly less desirable for flat abs. Options such as sour cream, cheese, and those tasty chips that are perfectly salted with an added squeeze of fresh lime juice (you can tell these can be my guilty pleasure at times). Even those scoops of guac can put you over the edge if you are not careful.
The reason I say this is because I am using chipotle burritos as a metaphor for our mindset.
You could order a burrito with sour cream, extra cheese, a bag of those tasty chips and a large soda with a brownie. We will peg the caloric estimate at around 2500-3000.
OR, you could nix the tortilla in favor of a bowl, get extra protein, avoid the rice and load up on the veggies without succumbing to the dairy toppings or excessive sides such as the chips. Oh, and get a water instead. This will be closer to 500-600 calories of a solid protein source and nutrient-rich vegetables.
So where am I going with this?
You could fuel yourself with crap and experience short-term pleasure and inevitable frustration.
On the other hand, you can give your body the nutrition it needs and set yourself up for long-term success and feel good about the progressive decision that you made.
We are all presented with the same opportunity, same amount of time today, and, in this case, the same options to create our burrito. However, the choices that we make are ultimately what separates those who are successful from those who accept mediocrity.
Don’t be mediocre.
Make a healthy burrito.