So I was Fat. Currently residing somewhere in P.H.A.T.ville. Now heading toward being Fit. This is a blog that I've created to keep myself honest, share my story and possibly inspire others along the way. It has been a LONG time coming, but now it's time to finalize the last leg of this trip.
One of the things that I find many people attempting when starting off on their journey, is focus on being perfect. Placing unrealistic expectations on yourself only makes the lifestyle change more difficult to maintain.
WOW, that makes for a lot of pressure. I am not saying that you should cut corners and not adhere to any type of regimen. I just feel like seeking out absolute perfection is a sure fire waytocause unnecessary stress and anxiety. Your journey should be about creating changes in your life that you can live with day to day. You should strive to make this journey a positive one. These changes shouldn't be so severe and restrictive that you are constantly beating yourself up when you achieve anything less than perfection.
Strive to achieve a healthy balance. Commit to making the healthiest choices you can. Say.......80/90 percent of the time. If you can find balance at a higher level, by all means go for it! However, by allowing yourself a little cushion you give yourself room for planned AND spontaneous indulgences.
Unless you live under a rock surely you've seen the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan. I totally feel like we should apply this to our lives when we find ourselves struggling to stay on task.
Don't burden yourself with perfectionism. Instead focus on staying grounded and true to your goals. Keep a positive outlook and forgive yourself if you fumble the ball. Lose the uptight attitude and figure out where your balance lies. Your success depends on it.