Saturday, March 16, 2013
When I started Spark (for at least the 4th time) 3 months ago, I wanted to be nose to grindstone, never cheating, and doing everything: blogging daily, tracking all food daily, exercising daily, etc. In other words--do it all!
Well, I have found that my journey has not been as I had planned back then. Have I "cheated"? Yes, when I let emotions take over or when I tell myself I "deserve" it ("it" being ice cream, cookies, pizza, etc.). Have I tracked? Yes, but not daily. Have I done everything perfectly, every day. No! But, on the other hand, I haven't quit either.
That was my past response to not being perfect. I'd slip up once and quit--the all or nothing syndrome. But this time I am finding more balance. Yes, I do take little detours. Yes, I slip up. No I will not quit, because even if I'm not perfect, I'm much better than I was 3 months ago. I want to continue to get better. I tell myself it is a new LIFEstyle, and sometimes life throws curve balls. So I need to learn to live with my real life in new healthy manner and not give up when the going gets tough!