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Don't Try To Be Perfect, Just Be Better!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013



This whole thing that we are doing here is a process. The process starts by identifying what the problem is. Then we make a plan to remedy the problem. The process ends when we follow the plan that we set in place until the problem is eliminated. Simple, right? In a perfect world, that is what would happen, but as we all know, this is far from a perfect world!

So often we spend our time trying to be perfect. "If I eat this and don't eat that I will lose the weight!" "If I do cardio for so many minutes every day then I will lose weight!" "I will never eat another cookie again and I will log 100 workout minutes every day!" "I will, I will, I will..." and when we don't do that, we feel like we have let the world down.

You haven't!

How about you add another "I will..." to the process! How about you add...

"I will not try to be perfect, but I will be better!"?

NEWSFLASH...YOU ARE NOT PERFECT! We are after all, human! We will make mistakes. You will have a cookie again. You will have plenty of days where you don't get in 100 minutes of workout time. It happens! Life happens! Bumps in the road happen. POTHOLES in the road happen! When those bumps and potholes happen, you are not letting the world down. Those potholes WILL NOT define who you are with this process! What will define you is how you fill in those pot holes and continue driving down the road!


No, that is not me...but I know the feeling

I know that I have had plenty of potholes on my process road! I have hit potholes along the way that have broken me down and reduced me to tears. No, I am not ashamed to admit that! I own that! That is my process! There wasn't anything easy about losing 215 lbs and there isn't anything easy now trying to lose the next 15! The process is a struggle. But if you trust that struggle, stick with it, and trust the process, you will be forever grateful that you did! You will NOT regret it!

Believe in your struggle! Believe in your process! Believe that you are on your process road and you won't let any potholes stop you!

You don't have to be perfect, just be better! Just be better than you were last year. Just be better than you were last month. Just be better than you were last week. Just be better than you were yesterday! Then what? Be better tomorrow than you are right now!

Be Better!

Embrace Your Possibilities

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NOSNACKER-57 11/21/2013 7:36AM

    Now these are words for me to live by! I'm copying to my personal motivational page!!! emoticon

Trusting the process!!!! But I have to follow the process and I chose to stick with it, even though I'm not perfect...

Congrats on your amazing success!!

But if you trust that struggle, stick with it, and trust the process, you will be forever grateful that you did! You will NOT regret it!

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GRAMPIAN 9/27/2013 6:25AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/5/2013 9:54AM

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TENNISACE92 8/30/2013 7:36AM

    I sooooo understand this. Made me feel quite tearful (am climbing my way out of a BIG pothole at the moment).

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WHITEANGEL4 8/26/2013 10:03PM

    Great blog, we all need the encouragement

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SOULFISH80 8/23/2013 7:07PM

    Wonderful, thank you!!!

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EVRLNGFOO 8/23/2013 4:01PM

    great words of inspiration! just what i needed today as i prepare to start once again. start for the last time, that is! congrats on the 215 lbs!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/23/2013 3:15PM

    Great blog !!!

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CJGODESS101 8/21/2013 1:03PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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LEXONE 8/21/2013 1:02PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing this advice.

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IMTCDZ 8/20/2013 8:26PM

  Excellent! Thanks!

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CAROL_31649731 8/20/2013 2:20PM

    You're right . . . we all hit bumps in the road. And I think it's wonderful that you "own them" -- we all need to . . . they are the teachable moments in life. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "try to be better--not perfect" mentality. Certainly words to live by!!! Another inspirational blog, Brad . . . thank you for that! (And I enjoyed the picture) emoticon

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ENDERLI 8/20/2013 7:52AM

    You are awesome!! Be better....I love it. Thanks!
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BARBIEE52 8/19/2013 4:59PM

    Thanks for sharing Brad!! What an inspirational Blog this is and what an inspiration you are!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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DECBABY14 8/19/2013 10:34AM

    Right on Partner!!

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~INDYGIRL 8/19/2013 3:48AM

    Love your blogs!

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CM_GARDNER78 8/18/2013 10:32PM

    I am someone who is SUCH an all or nothing type of person! Perfect or NOTHING. Ugh. It is so hard to get past my brain most of the time - I find it harder to beat my brain than it actually is to lose weight!! This is a great blog - and great reminder to just do BETTER rather than focus on doing it perfectly! :-) Thank you!!

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DUBLREED 8/18/2013 9:37PM

    I definitely needed this today! It's been a rough week but I'm doing my best. Haven't been able to get much exercise in because of a big audition tomorrow for which I still don't feel quite prepared. And I went out of town yesterday, which involved going out to eat. But, I did the best I could at choosing healthy options, so even though I'm not meeting all my goals, I'm still improving over how I would have handled things in the past!

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TIME-4-TINA 8/18/2013 9:36AM

    Brad, Brad, I haven't been better lately. I've been the other "B" word. I've been "bad"!!! very, very bad! I had high hopes that I would lose weight this summer. But, alas, that did not happen. I simply had too much fun. I just got home yesterday after two months at my summer home. Now that I'm back, I need to get back to being better. After all, I said that I wanted to lose 10 pounds by October 19th. I know you have a goal for that timeframe also. Hope you are doing well with it. I think you need to start pushing me, Brad. You gotta drag me along with ya. I need to look good in my Halloween costume!!


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NILLAPEPSI 8/18/2013 7:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Just be better than yesterday!! I like it!!

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PAMLICO-DAZE 8/17/2013 11:06PM

    Great blog..thanks emoticon

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DRTOVAH 8/17/2013 10:45PM

  Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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KCHANDLER0 8/17/2013 9:33PM

    I like your "BE BETTER" blog. Sometimes the energy you need in life knocks you down. But, you are right. Get back on track and be better! Stay positive!

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RECREATING_ME 8/17/2013 8:47PM

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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LITTLEST-CORGI 8/17/2013 3:55PM

    That is very inspiring. Thank you!

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WATERONE 8/17/2013 2:53PM

    Excellent advice.

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TJLANE3 8/17/2013 2:16PM

    Words of wisdom. Thank you for them!

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QUEENMOXIE 8/17/2013 1:25PM

    Great blog! So true for me, too. I work on today. I do my best today. I wish it were only potholes...more like giant sinkholes that suck me up out of nowhere...but, you have the right attitude and congratulations for your success so far! emoticon

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FIRETRIED41 8/17/2013 1:24PM

    So encouraging!! I'm just in my first month of trying to lose weight; your story has inspired me to keep it up and not beat myself up if I slip up every now and then! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/17/2013 12:46PM

    This. Was. AWESOME. Absolutely encouraging and inspiring and uplifting! Thank you so much for posting this!! :)

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JACKSGRAN 8/17/2013 12:22PM

    Thanks, Brad. Not a word wasted in this post. No wonder it's featured.

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KITTYCAT64 8/17/2013 12:18PM

    Seriously, I needed to hear this. I have been beating myself up for being in pain yesterday and not working hard enough. So out the window with perfectionism, and in the door with being better. Thanks.

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KATHIC2 8/17/2013 10:09AM

  Be better...I am writing on my hand. You are spot on and so well said.

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CHICKSTER2009 8/17/2013 8:56AM

    That's just what I needed to hear today! emoticon

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BOODIGGETY 8/17/2013 7:06AM

    Brad, you truly are gifted. God has used your struggle with food and weight to turn into an outreach to others who are struggling to be better. I just adore you. Your inner strength is beautiful. Thank you for being such an encouragement along the journey. I hope to get to know you more my Spark friend!

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MAWMAW101 8/17/2013 4:34AM

    Excellent advice!
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MOVEITMARY 8/17/2013 1:30AM

    Totally agree. With my ocd, first I had to learn to eat and exercise "right", then I had to learn to let go of doing it right in order to sustain it. How ironic. Progress is perhaps slower this way, but patience is another lesson...

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JIBBIE49 8/17/2013 12:28AM

    Good to see you blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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LISA_FRAME 8/16/2013 9:26PM

  Love this!

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