Do you follow fitness stars on social media? Their perfect, chiseled images popping up in your newsfeed to give you just the right amount of motivation to get you into the gym…or does it?
Striving for perfection doesn’t always work.
Quite frankly, perfection is unattainable, and striving for it can leave you feeling bad about yourself. Instead, I like to remind myself of this quote…
"Strive for progress, not perfection."
Progress isn’t as exciting as perfection, but it is attainable. And progress builds upon more progress as you climb your way towards the accomplishment of real maintainable goals.
And yet…the gap between your current body and the body you want may seem large. Any time that you want progress and improvement in your life, it requires changing from one way of doing things to a new way.
But how do you make the change?
How do you go from 40 pounds overweight to a healthy BMI?
How do you go from a junk food junky to a healthy food lover?
How do you go from a snooze-button hitter to an early riser?
How do you go from a couch potato to active and fit?
How do you go from someone who wishes and wants their goals to someone who actively accomplishes their goals?
Lucky for us there’s a formula to follow that will get you from point A to point B without stress or struggle. And all you have to do is stick with it.
Here's the magic formula:
Small Degrees of Progress + Time = A New You
Commit to making one small degree of progress each and every day, and over time you will arrive on the other side of that chasm, a brand new healthier you.
Did you eat pasta with dinner yesterday? Today, choose brown rice. Next week choose cauliflower rice.
Did you eat a donut for breakfast yesterday? Today eat some yogurt and a piece of fruit. Next week choose a protein bar.
Did you wake up at 8 a.m. today? Tomorrow wake up at 7:45. Next week wake up at 7:30.
Did you sit all day today? Tomorrow walk for 15 minutes/day. Next week walk for 30 minutes/day.
And the end result, the reward, comes after you’ve made that new healthier way of doing things a part of who you are.
We are all capable of great progress and great improvement – but not all at once.
Progress takes place one degree at a time, so don’t look to perfect fitness images on social media as your measurement of success, but rather look at your personal degrees of progress in the right direction.
Resist the urge to compare yourself to others--the only comparison that matters is between yourself yesterday and yourself today.
Progress is taking that next step in the right direction. However small the step...
and Persistence is staying the course, through the inevitable ups and downs of life. 💪
If you are ready to make some progress, your next step is to discuss getting started on a program with me.
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