Tuesday, January 17, 2012


t is often exciting to start an exercise program, but at some point the novelty wears off and real life kicks in again.  When this happens, you may find that you feel guilty or beat up on yourself because you're not doing everything you are "supposed to" do.  
Perfection does not exist in a fitness program.  Stuff happens.  You will overeat at a buffet.  You will go a week without exercise.  This is all normal!  The key is to not let these instances become all encompassing, defining your success or failure with fitness.
Here are some thoughts to keep you going:
  • Praise yourself for what you are doing well.  One workout, an extra flight of stairs, 500 more steps... focus on all the positive actions you are taking.  
  • Learn from mishaps.  If you miss several workouts in a row, identify what you could do differently next time.   
  • Remember that this is a process, the way you want to live your life - not a quick fix.  When you think about it that way, you can appreciate that all the little things you do are moving you toward the way you want to look and feel for the rest of your life. 
When you focus on your foundation (your vision) and the positive steps you are taking, you are more likely to stick with fitness and be happier to boot!
Today, make a list of at least five things that you are doing well to support your health and fitness.  Then congratulate yourself!
We can help you keep a positive focus, moving in the direction of your vision.

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