Friday, February 22, 2013
Well, I would be lying if I said this has been easy and fun. So far, I am more overwhelmed than anything. You see, I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl. If I can't do it perfectly, I might as well give up. More than anything, that is the habit I am now trying to break. In the short, month and a half that I have been committing myself to changing my lifestyle, I have accomplished things I never thought I could. I have been pop-free for a month! For me, a girl who has been drinking pop since early childhood, I never thought I could get to a place where water is my primary beverage everyday. I am taking a multivitamin regularly, eating better food, and attempting to workout. These are all huge items in the win column, but because I am not doing all of these things, every single day, I want to throw my hands up and criticize myself for not being able to do better.
But I know where this thought process takes me....NOWHERE! At least when I can do one thing each day, I am making some progress. When I give up to my perfectionist tendencies, I make no progress. So, just for today, I am going to be proud of the minor accomplishments and revel in the tiny successes because they add up.
I have the opportunity to work out today in a great class that really kicks my butt and I am doing everything I can to convince myself not to go, but there is no time like the present to take another step forward in reaching my goals. So, I am pretty sure I just talked myself into going and I will let you know how it goes after I have gone and feel good about myself for going!!!
Thanks SparkPeople for you support, encouragement, and motivation!