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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welp - I have decided that going into this challenge, I am NOT going to do it "perfect". I am not shooting to be number 1, or the perfect teammate. All I am going to do is make sure that I PARTICIPATE in every challenge! So, I've given myself permission to not get ALL the points, or whatever. As long as I am attempting a portion of the challenges, then I will consider it a success.

The biggest problem with me is that I go into something (anything, really) all gung-ho, and determined to do it perfectly. At the first iota of non-perfection, I give up. Maybe not right away....I probably justify it somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain, and try to "make up" for the initial imperfection. But, alas, I cannot make up for it, and eventually throw in the towel. I'm not letting myself get away with that this time. Nope, I have given myself a great gift. The gift of being...well...imperfect. :-/

Believe me, I know that I am not perfect by a LONG shot! I don't know why I decide that in order to participate in something I have to do every single thing outlined, EXACTLY like it says, no wavering, no skipping, or ELSE! Is anyone else like that? Probably not. But, I am working on NOT being that way! I think that if I can make this a breakthrough when it comes to fitness/exercise/healthy lifestyle, then it will trickle over into other areas of my life......places that I could use permission to NOT be perfect!

So far, so good! I'm gonna keep rocking it the best I can!

~ Christa
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    Perfection is overrated. If you're perfect, you have nothing left to learn. And who wants to live that way? And doing what you can is definitely better than doing nothing at all. We all know that the hardest part of any workout/challenge is getting started. We'll do fabulous.
    1883 days ago
    We do have to let that little perfection bug go at some point and be pleased with the consistent good choices we are making.
    1885 days ago
  • DJ9ERS
    That's the attitude to have. Just do the best you can, and keep at it.

    Some days I have the get up and go, and other days it "got up and went"

    You are doing great. Each day is a new "battle" I am having fun being back here.
    1885 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Keep on sparkin' emoticon glad it's going well, emoticon
    1885 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    I think I started with the attitude that I had to be the perfect student!! And then fell off the wagon! This week I am going to be more relaxed as well. I will do my best and it does not have to be perfect!

    Best of luck with the weigh in, I was actually up 1 emoticon
    1885 days ago
    I am totally the same way. I go into something and believe I will complete it with a 110% positive attitude and want to know everything and it eventually starts to lose it's sparkle and I give in all together.

    I think you totally passed the first step; knowing that you aren't always going to be able to do it. I think acknowledging that is a major thing and will help you along the way. Just take it one step at a time and enjoy the new experiences!
    1886 days ago
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