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Let's Get Real

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In my opinion, getting real is the secret to success. When I say "get real," I mean get real about who you are, what you're about, you're setting, and in general where you are holding in your life. For me, that means I'm a married working mom in my upper 20's. I have to frame my health goals in the context of my life. What your "get real" means will obviously be different, but it's important to think about that when you are framing your weight loss or maintenance goals.

After I lost my baby weight, I was thrilled, and thought, "Hey! Why not lose more? Go big or go home." Some people are really ambitious, and I admire that ambition, but part of my getting real means that I have to realize that's not where I'm at right now. I'm super busy with work and my kids and running my home. For me to try and lose 5 more pounds would be utterly absurd and unnecessarily. So I changed my weight tracker on SP and got real.

When you are making your goals, are you for real? Maybe you don't need that beach bod, or maybe for you that's normal and natural. Think about what you can realistically do and maintain, not about what you think you should do.

Keep sparking ;)
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  • KCLARK89
    Very well put! I think so many of us are focused on getting that "perfect" body that we lose sight of what's important. Have I worked out and eaten like I should have being home on vacation? No, but I've spent quality time with my friends and family, some I haven't seen in a year. Yes health and fitness are important, but so is mental health by seeing and talking to loved ones even if it means missing a workout or 2 :)
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  • MTAL203
    Excellent perspective! Thanks!
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