What I learned from my "mistakes"
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Today in my session with sparkcoach I learned that we all makes "mistakes" on our quest to being healthy. When we are trying to lose weight we expect ourselves to be perfect. We expect perfection in eating exactly the right foods and creating the perfect workout program and schedule.
If we eat the "wrong" kind of foods or have missed a workout we consider those "mistakes" and end up being flustered, frustrated, and getting down on ourselves. What one should do is pick themselves up immediately to get back on track instead of continuing with their "mistakes" and thus going into a downward spiral which is hard to break.
I made the same "mistake" once in September and once last week. I have been going regularly to the gym to do my workouts and have been able to stick to it due to my working with a coach who is helping me to be accountable.
The "mistakes" that happened were getting sick thus being out of my control. In September I had a bad cold for about 10 days and last week I had stomach discomfort and fatigue which was probably a touch of gastro. As a result I did not go to the gym and do my workouts. This was really upsetting to me on both occasions as I always look forward to my workouts and did not want to mess up my program. Both times though as soon as I was well enough and felt like myself again I immediately returned to the gym and resumed where I had left off. This made me feel better and all I could say was that things happen and we have to deal with them in the best way possible which is what I did.
I know that if I make a "mistake" of eating a "wrong" food at a party or buying something unhealthy I must immediately put it behind me and make my next meal or snack a healthy one. Easier said than done but I am sure that if I am focused and make it a habit it will become easier as time goes on.
I am always learning something new and working to maintain that knowledge so as to remain focused and on the right path to becoming healthier and slimmer.