Stop trying to hit only home runs
You know, I don’t write enough I-I-I-Inspirations about celebrating small wins. In fact, the only way to create BIG wins (weight loss, dropping sizes, baggy clothes, etc.,) is by having small wins.
Getting the body we want is about the accrued power of 1000’s of meals, and 100’s of workouts. Each one counts just as much as the next one. But like with everything in life, it’s unrealistic to expect rainbows and butterflies all the time.
Dealing with the lows is the hardest part, of course. And that’s why staying consistent is so challenging.
But even in the worst situations there can be a win. Really.
Let’s say we’re in the middle of a binge, and we typically eat a carton of ice cream. Leaving even a few bites – is a win nonetheless. That’s progress!
Let’s say we really don’t want to exercise. So we don’t! Typically, we would then proceed to be inactive all day. But instead we do 20 jumping jacks before we shower. That’s progress. It’s a win nonetheless!
Let’s say we have a terrible day of eating. We’re disgusted with ourselves so we choose not to submit our daily feedback, as we usually do, when we’re unhappy with how we eat. But instead, we submit it, and are as open and honest as possible.
(I learn the most about myself, and you, when the going is tough. Not when things are going great. It’s smooth sailing when it’s going great. The greatest growth happens when the sh*t hits the fan. And it ALWAYS will.)
While these can be seen as negative things, they can also be seen as wins.
No, it’s not perfect. But it’s progress.
Besides, we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a progressive one.
Although change can seem daunting at times, it’s very possible. It takes a lot of work. It takes a lot of effort. And lots of courage. But mostly, it takes a willingness to change.
And part of that is not only celebrating the good but also how the bad is getting less bad.
If Ginny was able to get the body she wanted with my program, why in the world can’t you?! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in touch and ask away. I truly live for what I do. I want to help you, and I know I can!