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?

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    This is *exactly* what I needed to read this morning. Thanks for reminding me there's no shame in starting over and, more importantly, there's no time like the present to do so. Happy Thursday to you!
    1967 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    Well said emoticon !!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    1969 days ago
    I'm more "later" for me either!!

    We all rock!!!!!! So let's do this!!! emoticon emoticon

    1970 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
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    1970 days ago
    You're right. Healthy living is a journey. Life is a journey. Where you want to be is the rest of your life!
    1970 days ago
    Instead of looking for an excuse to go off track, try looking for an excuse to stay on track.
    1971 days ago
    I'm with you! I agree, it's better to not compare yourself to others but to strive to be the better "you".
    1971 days ago
    Wonderful blog! On the journey with you.
    1971 days ago
    Excellent, excellent blog! I'm in and I'm joining you, no more stinkin' thinkin'. emoticon
    1971 days ago
    Yes! This is for life, a never ending journey, unless you stop it. Everyday is a new day to do better. If yesterday was a bust, just pick yourself up, and focus on today. It isn't necessarily starting over after a non-so-great-day, we will have those days throughout our lives, even in maintenance. Some days will be much better than others, but not off the tracks completely. I might have a few lazy days, but I re-adjust quickly. One thing about it, once you are living this healthy lifestyle, it's difficult to give it up. It's a habit. I can't be lazy for long, I want to get moving again. 1 day of poor eating isn't going to last long, because it makes me feel bad. I'm not used to junk food, and it doesn't take long to disagree.

    I've definitely learned not to compare myself to others, as I'm unique, my goals are different, my life is different, what's important to me is different. I look back to my beginnings and can't believe how I've changed. We are in control if we choose to be!

    Great blog! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day.
    1971 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    What a great observation! Thanks for sharing! Bella, I'm so happy for you and glad to be sharing the journey with you. I love life warriors and you're one of the best! Stay strong!
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