I'm starting a new series here on Simple Nourished Living.
I'm calling it Food For Thought.
After decades of working to find my personal recipe for weight loss success and studying countless others, I've come to know that what we eat is only one small piece of the puzzle.
Which is why I'm so excited to begin sharing some of my thoughts and experiences with you in these short videos.
I hope they help you achieve the success you deserve!
We must stop thinking about what we cannot do and begin to do what we can do. ~ Joyce Meyer
I had a thought while walking this morning that I wanted to share...
Food For Thought Video: Let Go of the Need for Perfection
I think when we are trying to lose weight or achieve some other goal, we mistakenly believe we have to be perfect.
We think about all the things we cannot do.
But I somehow manage to be successful maintaining my active WW lifetime status and staying at or under goal, without ever being perfect.
Far from it.
I don't think there's ever a day when I don't stray in one way or another.
I don't get enough exercise and drink more (wine) than the "experts" say I should.
Sometimes I eat too fast and have been known to get carried away "tasting" while getting dinner ready.
I have a weakness for chips, ice cream and pizza, and go weeks without working up a serious sweat.
I stumble regularly. Often I fall.
But what makes me successful is that after I stumble or fall, I get back up.
I hit the re-set and adjust.
I don't beat myself up or tell myself I'll get back on track next week or next month.
Instead of worrying about what I can't do, I've learned to focus on what I can do...
- a glass of water before the snack
- a 10-minute walk
- a few deep breaths when I'm feeling stressed
- going to bed early when I'm tired
- eating a lighter dinner when I've indulged at lunch
- a sliver of cake, not a huge hunk
Little things, especially when added together, can be enough.
Focus on doing what you can instead of what you can't.
And prepare to be amazed at the difference it makes in your success!
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P.S. Little things mean a lot. In fact the right small changes have the potential to deliver huge results and are way less overwhelming than trying to reboot your entire life all at once. Exactly what my 28-Day Smart Start is all about!
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