I have learned so much on my journey of health and wellness but as someone who would struggle with perfectionism and legalism, the most important things I have learned is to have grace for myself, to keep doing things I am not good at, to let my failures be stepping stones, to stop comparing myself to other people and be content with where I am at while always being excited to keep pushing forward for what the future might hold in my efforts. It sounds daunting, but it isn't!
Learning to be content is the practice of doing your best, accepting your mistakes and weaknesses, and trying again tomorrow with out berating yourself or giving up. It becomes easier to be content when you see progress, even painfully slow progress, and progress is much easier to attain in a positive environment! So create one for yourself!
Remind yourself that the number on the scale doesn't define your worth! Remind yourself that you are making sacrifices every day working towards your goal! When you slip up or fall let your disappointment fuel your determination for the next day instead of berating yourself. Treat yourself like you would treat a loved one!
And finally, celebrate EVERY success! Every pound lost is a victory, every temptation avoided, a battle won! Don't make perfection the standard to which you hold yourself. It's setting a goal that NO ONE can reach! But, oh, what we can accomplish when we make small reasonable goals and keep moving forward! We get farther than we EVER thought we could!
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"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.