Perfection doesn’t exist
I used to think I had to be “perfect” in order to lose weight. Eat certain foods, exercise a certain amount of time, drink a certain amount of water or it would never happen. I used to think if I “blew it” on a meal then the whole day would be a “waste” and I could always start over the next day…only the next day ever happened. If I ate too much one day, I would restrict myself so much the next day that I would end up eating way too much and binging on whatever I could get my hands on.
I have taken some intentional time off the past few weeks to re-evaluate what is going on.
Healthy food and exercise is not punishment; it’s what makes me feel good.
Eating out for a meal does not mean I have blown it.
Food does not control me.
Perfection doesn’t exist.
Do I need to lose a significant amount of weight? Yes, my health is in danger and I want it back. But, concentrating on healthy foods and working out is the way to do it. Each time I successfully complete a workout is a good day. Each choice I make is a choice to get me closer to my goals. Every day is an opportunity!
Exercise: Chalean Extreme: Burn2
Breakfast: Yogurt/Fruit parfait (unpictured); large diet coke
Lunch: Trader Joe’s Minestrone soup, english muffin with melted cheese. I tried to like this soup, but it was off. It was too sweet. I couldn’t finish it.
Dinner: Steak with Trader Joe’s BBQ Sauce and 21 Seasoning; roasted potatoes topped with Hot & Sweet mustard, my newest obsession.