Sunday, June 09, 2013

You Don't Have to be Perfect

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a friend who is trying to lose 20 pounds in three months. She's doing pretty good but has shared that it is difficult to stay under her daily calorie target. She may not lose all 20 pounds by the end of summer, but I bet she will come close. In the two years we have encouraged each other I have learned that she has made eating right and exercising a way of life. She runs almost every day. She is careful to track what she eats. And occasionally she makes a mistake. That's okay. We can't be perfect. But we can be consistent. We can learn from our mistakes. For my friend and the rest of you who have started a diet or fitness program, only to fail and give up, I share with you an article from the good folks at Coach Calorie.

Deanna Schober, a certified nutrition consultant, mother of three, describes herself as a "former overweight processed food junkie who learned to love healthy living and self-care." Her recent post titled "Perfect vs. Progress: Making Fitness Permanent", has some good tips for recovering from the failures that we will all encounter as we try to get or stay fit.

She says we should not hide from our failures, but learn from them. Ask ourselves what went wrong and decide what we could do differently next time. Read her story and make note of her common sense tips. Start by clicking here.

Never Give Up

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