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Perfection=failure

Sunday, October 28, 2018

So I'm ready to go on the treadmill and I didn't want to go on. The last time was two days ago.i am off the training plan and adjust I found myself making this error and was throwing in the towel. I'll start over later, another day. I know it's silly sounding but this having to do it perfectly is why I fail this lifestyle change every time (obviously the weight loss too). I made myself go on anyway. I walked for 30 mins. As I walked, I realized this is my issue with many things regarding weight loss. If I eat something that I feel I shouldn't, pff, throw in the towel(and most likely eat crap all night). Start over tomorrow kind of thinking. I need to allow myself to be imperfect. Why can I give my kids or students a break but not myself? What would I tell a friend? I've realized I should be kind to myself and talk to myself with more understanding. You ate a cupcake? Ok, was it good ? Good. You still going for your walk tonight? Yes! Don't throw in the towel and not walk because you enjoyed a cupcake. Hope this makes sense, my toddler woke up lol.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You have nailed a very important issue for sure. The all or nothing @ all, gotta be perfect syndrome. It really is helpful to thing about how you would talk to someone else and use that same kind tone w/yourself!

    HUGS and good for you for getting on the treadmill even though you didn't want to.
    928 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    Yes, it makes sense. I also have trouble with that all or nothing mentality. I am currently trying to take things more slowly and change one thing at a time. My first thing was to try to cut out junk food for 30 days. I actually had maybe 4 days where I did have junk but I learned that I can choose to have it or not have it without completely throwing in the towel and eating junk like crazy and restarting on Monday. That is new for me. Good luck to you! emoticon
    928 days ago
  • ONEDAY_ILLWIN
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  • CHEYNOTES
    This makes wonderful sense! Thanks for the inspiration!
    928 days ago
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