Friday, August 24, 2012
The rules, that is. I am not an all or nothing person: I never feel like I've blown it, so I might as well keep eating badly. But I'm a recovering perfectionist in certain areas of my life; altho in other areas I am far from perfect & it doesn't seem to bother me!
For the longest time I had a morning yoga practice -- most days just 10 minutes. And I'd beat myself up if I got up too late & didn't get it in. These days sometimes I do my morning yoga; sometimes I don't. Usually I feel better when I get it in; but if not, it's ok.
Maybe I've become more lenient about it because I do a lot of yoga & figure if I don't do it in the morning, I'll get it in later in tbe day.
Only yesterday I was going to do a 20 minute legs yoga routine . . . I got my run in, & if you read my blog yesterday you know how THAT went . . . the yoga didn't happen. Maybe I'll do it today; maybe not. I've been doing some pretty heavy upper body ST lately, so I try to do that 3 x week & lower body (which is the yoga this week) 2 x week.
I plan my meals out he day before, but sometimes I'm craving something different. Since I already have a plan, it's relatively easy to plug in what I'm craving & make any necessary adjustments. Which is exactly what I did this morning.
You have never "blown" it. You have simply made a choice. That's what life is all about -- choices; some will be good, some will be bad, but hopefully the majority will be good. And hopefully you'll learn that sometimes it's more than ok to bend the rules - it's downright necessary.
Do you go with the flow or are you a perfectionist?