Stop trying to be Barry Bonds and only trying to hit home runs
Ya know, I don’t write enough i-i-i-inspirations (that’s what I call these posts) about celebrating small wins. In fact, the only way to create BIG wins (weight loss, dropping sizes, baggy clothes, more energy, 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 pint of ice cream. Leaving even a few bites – is a win nonetheless. That’s progress!
Bonus: Getting a healthier version such as frozen yogurt – instead of regular ice cream.
Let’s say we really don’t want to exercise. Typically, we would then proceed to be inactive all day. Instead, we do 20 jumping jacks before we shower. That’s progress. It’s a win nonetheless!
Bonus: If you feel like doing nothing, why not go for a walk? Heck, why not walk in place while watching TV! Something is always better than nothing. And movement energizes us. Too many people feel that if they can’t train like an Olympian why bother at all? Rationally, we know this is ridiculous. Done is better than “perfect”.
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.
Note: 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 effort. And lots of courage. But mostly, it takes a willingness to change. (And, of course, having daily support and accountability, and a system to monitor and track our progress makes a world of difference.)
And part of that is not only celebrating the good but also how the not so good is getting better.
“Losers have goals. Winners have systems.” – Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert.
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