Friday, January 18, 2013
Are you a perfectionist?
Definition: a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
Do you have high standards for yourself? Is this your downfall?
Sometimes I find myself being too critical and not giving myself an inch. I am not satisfied with status quo. I feel that I should be able to lose weight quickly and admonish myself for not staying on track.
Today, I am thinking that I need to relax a little and give myself some slack. I become frustrated when I can't seem to start right up where I left off.
We have been gone on a trip to see my grandson who just turned 7 and celebrate his birthday. I had cake, I had sorbet, I ate a salad for dinner with chicken, I had caffeinated coffee. Now I have been on a detox for three weeks and this doesn't fit the program so I became very frustrated and upset with myself. You see, I was thinking I would still stay on track even though I was in the car or eating at a restaurant. Yes, I had sweets. Yes, I had caffeine. Did I blow it? YES!
But I am home now and eating healthy once more. So instead of berating myself even more and continuing to flog myself for messing up, I need to back off and just start over with the eating habits I have been following from the detox program. Not a big deal. My body will adjust and I will get back on track. I am going snowshoeing and get some time outdoors today in the sunshine. I will be healing my body from the side trip it took.
All will be right with the world and with me, Ms. Perfectionist! Take a lesson.