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Learning that it's not all or nothing

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I've had an all or nothing mentality; if I eat a cookie, the whole day is ruined so I might as well eat the bag. If I don't have the time (or inclination) to work out for an hour, I might as well not work out at all.

I'm working on changing that point of view. I can eat a cookie and remain within my food points for the day. I kept saying how I had to get up at 5:20 to get to the gym to workout for an hour which I wasn't willing to do. So this week I've been waking up after 6:00 and doing workout videos for 20 - 30 minutes. Maybe I'll start waking up earlier each week to get a little more exercise in. But I'm proud of myself for opting to do something rather than making excuses for not doing anything. Even 10 minutes a day is better than nothing (and I'm committed to doing at least 10 minutes every day.)

One day at a time I'll get where I want to go; a healthier, more fit me!
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  • MAYIE53
    I too have been one of those 'all or nothing' thinkers. I struggled with this negative thinking for many many years and still find that I can slip back into that way of approaching things. It's great that you have become AWARE of how this sets you up for failure and have taken the necessary steps to change it. Best of luck on your wellness journey. YOU HAVE GOT THIS!
    1975 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12525295
    Mind set is almost everything.
    You are not alone in all or nothing thinking.
    Good idea about confronting it.
    1975 days ago
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