Posted February 8th, 2017 under motivation

Don't Let Perfect Be The Enemy Of Good

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Don't Let Perfect Be The Enemy Of Good

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good”:

When trying to lose fat and get healthy we often easily fall into the trap of seeking perfection. If you strive for perfection day after day you’ll end up killing yourself for a few weeks and months and then eventually falling off the wagon and beating yourself up over it and then start the cycle over again.  It might not even last weeks it may take a few days to feel overwhelmed and fall off the wagon. The issue is people sometimes set goals too high that are not always very realistic.  You can’t change or transform everything overnight. You have to make small goals that will eventually add up to a big goal.  It is all about the process; incremental improvements and embracing the ups and downs throughout the journey. Embrace and enjoy the process every step of the way

If you miss a workout or are over your calorie goal or macronutrient goal by a little too much remind yourself it can always be worse, maybe you went over your calories by 100 calories that is better than 200 calories! Enjoy it and get back on track! Have control do not let a cheat meal turn into a cheat day or cheat weekend or week! Pull the reins in and get back in control of your eating! Nobody is perfect so if you slip up do not feel guilty, let it go and move on. Perfection is not the goal making improvements and feeling good about yourself is.

3 steps on how to forgive yourself and get back on track:

  1. Treat yourself! Have your cheat meal and enjoy it do not be afraid or feel guilty for treating yourself, just know when to stop and do not let the cheat continue on.
  2. Forgive yourself! If you do slip up and have a little too many calories or skip a workout it is not the end of the world do not dwell on it you cannot take it back now so move on
  3. Get back on it! Do not let the cheat or slip-up have a snowball effect. Enjoy it and get back on track!

Remember you are not alone and no one expects you to be perfect so you should not have those expectations for yourself either. If you fall down get back up and strive for improving yourself each and every day.

**Remember you have your coaches/nutritionists here to help guide you in the right direction and to always motivate you get back on track! Do not be afraid to reach out we want to help

“I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I’ve been hurt but I’m alive. I’m human, I’m not perfect but I’m thankful”

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Written By:  Rebecca Desousa BS Nutritional Sciences

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