There's No Room for an All or Nothing Attitude in a Healthy Lifestyle!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
How many times have your woken up feeling pumped and motivated to succeed and as you progress through the day, something goes terribly wrong?
That's a repeated occurrence for me. If I'm looking for an excuse to go off track, I'll seize the opportunity and tell myself I've blown it and I may as well start over tomorrow, or Sunday, or some other time--better yet, AFTER the holidays! That's more than likely one of the behaviors that brought me to this point!
We have the ability to be in control, no matter how much we derail. The key is to shorten the turnaround time. The slope is slippery and when we give in and allow ourselves to slide, it's more difficult to return to the top where we deserve to be. We need to stop telling ourselves that we can't or that we don't deserve to be healthy. Some of us may struggle more than others, but we're all capable of living a healthy lifestyle to our full potential.
That doesn't mean we compare ourselves to those around us. Let's compare ourselves to where we used to be -- or better yet, where we aim to be. I've learned this is a never-ending process. There's nothing magical about it other than looking deep within ourselves and harnessing our own desire and our own strength to be our best.
Healthy living is a journey ... for life! I'm in -- will you join me?