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Feeling disappointed with fitness goals?


This is me getting to the gym and finally able to lift weights again (last night).

But I digress, let's get back on topic...

Feeling disappointed with fitness goals?

Or overwhelmed? Or that it's hopeless and impossible? Like you are losing and gaining the same weight over and over and over? Okay, take a deep breath because some of that is just part of life:

You tend to think it's just YOU. That something is wrong with you. That you have emotional eating problems. That your problem is that you love food. And the negative thoughts creep in.

See that's the battle really, the negative thoughts. The thinking you have to do it perfect. The ALL-or-NOTHING mindset.

The truth is we all have to roll with the seasons. Even the holidays. It's not just the holidays, it's the summers, the weddings, the graduations, the birthday parties, the work events, the life events, on and on and on. Forever really.

Many of my amazing ladies are finishing up the Thanksgiving Challenge in my forum and it's been hard for them too. They all struggle. I struggle too. But the thing is, we all have to battle those negative thoughts and PICK ONE THING. Every day, just one thing. Once day it could be workouts, even 15 minutes. The next day it might be better choices at meals (more fruits and veggies, less fat and carbs) and just keep it simple. Maybe it's a coffee with cream instead of a fat and carbohydrate filled fancy coffee drink.

I finally finished the 90 day hernia ordeal, although some of it is ongoing. The doctor said it might take a full year to completely heal even if I can start slowly lifting again. Last night towards the end of my workout I had some little twinges with the injury reminding still today that I need to go slow. See, even I have to be reminded that it does not have to be all or nothing!

I thought of something positive to say every day for the entire 90 days and it's kind of fun because I can see that I lost a little body fat just randomly looking at some of the videos: The YouTube Hernia Vlog.

Fat loss is more about the energy in. Unfortunately that means the evil word calories. Even for me, I don't get a free pass. I'm guilty of just eating and logging after I eat, then when I log it I realize I went over. Again. And again and again. And I can fall into the trap of saying "Well tomorrow is a new day!" That is true. It is. But I finally have fix that cycle because we can say that every day for the rest of our life and stay in the same spot.

It's hard work to FIX IT. And we still won't do it perfect. Not even me. I have those negative thoughts creep in. Nearly every day. I have to choose to push them aside and PICK ONE THING that will be my victory. One small thing. Just one every day to keep me going. Not all or nothing. Not perfection.