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Monday, December 15, 2014

Ok self... I get it. You've been struggling to meet your goals for 2 weeks now. You planned to do a countdown to Christmas challenge for 24 days, and today is day 15 and you've only hit your goals here and there. And it's frustrating and you're mad at yourself, and it makes you want to say "I've screwed up this far, what's the point in trying the last 10 days?".

Well here's why: You aren't going to be perfect. Ever. Just get that out of the way now. However, you CAN do your best and try your hardest whenever YOU choose to. You won't magically get overcome with motivation or willpower. Every day, every meal, every time you workout... that is what counts. Yes, you've made poor food choices, (including the cookies you just had for breakfast), but you're going to turn that right around and enjoy that salad for lunch. And you've already made a fabulous, healthy meal last night that will last you another couple of nights, so you don't even have to think about how to make a healthy choice for dinner. It's already there waiting to be warmed up. The tempting cookies are GONE (good job throwing away the extras!), and you will throw away the leftover potato salad (that is SO high in fat and calories, it just isn't worth it!) as soon as you get home tonight.

And remember, self... you sit on your butt for hours and hours... you owe it to yourself to MOVE tonight, and every night. Get the hubby off to work, and get things done! You know what's so easy to do ANY day of the week? Jump on the treadmill and watch a TV show for 20 - 45 minutes. Nothing to it! Or how about a quick yoga session to loosen up those stress-tightened muscles? No excuses. It's time to take better care of yourself. I know getting on the scale and seeing a 3 pound weight gain over the past 2 weeks wasn't fun, but you know the reasons why, and you know you can turn things around. And you definately don't want to see another increase next time, right? Right!

Now, take a quick break right now, get some more water and knock out a few reps of bathroom break exercises. I CAN do this!
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