I have searched for perfection as long as I can remember. Why or when it started is better left to be discussed at a different time and on a different medium but I thought I’d bring this up because I know I am not the only one who has lived attempting to achieve an ideal that doesn’t even exist…
I’ve learned that seeking perfection is a rat race. We will never get “there”. We lose time, energy and often happiness, seeking something that can never be found.
Ok, so what then? Good question.
Want to get something done but don’t know where to start? Take action. Just start on one thing. Even if you don’t have the whole plan figured out, printed, labeled and filed *gasp*….
We are close to being knee deep into the holiday season when many leave their health and fitness goals to the wayside and justify this by telling themselves, “I’ll start in the New Year.” My questions is, “why?”
Typically it is because of pumpkin spiced everything, mixed in with holiday parties, travel, Christmas shopping, stress, adult beverages… the list goes on.
Understood, but what about the rest of the meals and hours in the day, week, months when you are not participating in these festivities? We still need to eat and we can find a few hours in a week that can be dedicated as “gym time”, right? Yes, BUT… “I won’t achieve my fitness goals. I won’t be… PERFECT.”
Here is the great news. You don’t have to go all in in either direction.
It’s ok to enjoy a few pumpkin spiced whatevers at a few parties during this holiday season. And, as long as you continue (or for some, begin) to get a few workouts in each week and make sure that 75-80% of your meals are made up of lean protein, veggies, some fruit little starch and no sugar, you will begin the New Year not having to start all over again.
No, you wouldn’t have been perfect, but you will have hung on to the hard work you put in all year long. The extra 10 pounds that many gain during this time of the year won’t be an issue for you. You’ll be kicking off the New Year seeking out new goals rather than same one that most seek every single year. All because you took imperfect action.
To some, I am preaching to the choir. You’ve lived without this need to achieve perfection, “Balance” is your middle name. For the rest, it’s time to shed the burden and just take that one step toward achieving what we know we can.
Let’s get started.
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