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No One Is Perfect

 


Posted by Sherri Saconaghi, April 1st, 2011

 



You have been diligent about your workouts, eating your vegetables, and drinking your water.  

 

Then your vacation hits (or the office party, or the birthday weekend blowout) and despite your best efforts, you let go a little. You forgo boot- camp class for lounging by the pool. Maybe you decide to eat the rest of your birthday cake for breakfast, lunch, and, what the heck, dinner. 

 

It happens. 

 

What you do next is what matters. You have two choices: 

 

A. Get frustrated with yourself for falling off the healthy bandwagon and decide this healthy living stuff is just too hard.

or

B.  Chalk it up to a bad day and keep moving forward with your goals.


It can be easy to let these slip ups derail your efforts but it is these kinds of setbacks that can make you  more successful in the long run. Every time you do not let a missed workout or an ice cream sundae treat get the best of you, you become a little stronger, a little more confident, a bit more resilient.  Those qualities help you go the distance to achieve and maintain your goals.


“Realizing you dreams and accomplishing your health goals or any goals is really about persisting” says Polly Campbell, Personal Development Specialist and blogger at Imperfect Spirituality.  “It is about continuing on even after setbacks—which we all have.  Don’t beat yourself up for eating the ice cream.  Enjoy the treat with the knowledge that today, you will choose the salad.  Every time you do that, every time you make a choice for you, for your health, for your ultimate goal you are developing a habit of persistence and getting stronger.”


So keep forging ahead with your healthy lifestyle but remember living a healthy life is a process, no one is perfect.

 

Article by: Sherri Sacconaghi
Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer
www.themissionofnutrition.com
Ph: 503 621 7549
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