What is better than perfection
Do you follow fitness stars on social media? Their perfect images popping up in your newsfeed to give you just the motivation you needed to get you into the gym…or does it?
Striving for perfection doesn’t always work.
Sadly, perfection is unattainable, and will always leave you falling short and feeling bad about yourself. That is not what we want because disappointment will equal giving up down the line. Now, I want you to think of why top fitness athletes stay working out? They will always know the journey will never end because they can push for more results. Instead I like to remind myself of this quote…
‘Strive for progress, not perfection.’
The saying progress isn’t as exciting as perfection, but it is definitely attainable. If you take a moment and think about the word progress, it builds upon more progress as you climb your way towards the steps for your great accomplishment of real goals.
Any time that you want progress and improvement in your life it requires crossing over from one way of doing things to a new way.
But how do you make it across?
How do you go from 50 pounds overweight to a healthy BMI?
How do you go from a junk food lover to a health food lover?
How do you go from a snooze-hitter to an early riser?
How do you go from a couch potato to active and fit?
How do you go from someone who talks about their goals to someone who accomplishes their goals?
Wait a minute… did I tell you that there is a formula to follow that will get you from point A to point B every single time without fail? And all you have to do is stick with it.
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 body goal wall, a brand new you.
Did you eat white rice with dinner yesterday? Today choose brown rice. Next week choose cauliflower rice.
Did you eat a donut for breakfast yesterday? Today eat half of a donut 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 am. Next week wake up at 7:30 am.
Did you sit all day today? Tomorrow walk for 10 minutes. Next week walk for 25 minutes.
And the end result, the reward, comes after you’ve made that new way of doing things a part of who you are.
We are all capable of great progress and great improvement – just 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.
Never ever concluded yourself to compare yourself to others–the only comparison that matters is between yourself yesterday and yourself today.
Progress isn’t about finishing the race it’s taking that next step in the right direction.
If you aren’t yet one of my amazing clients then consider your next step of progress to begin a challenging and fun exercise program with me. Email me or comment below today to get started.
Now that’s some serious progress!
Forget the Past
Please resist the urge to let past failures get you down. I don’t care how many times you’ve tried and failed to transform your body – and you shouldn’t either. What matters is that you’re motivated NOW, so let’s grab that momentum and get moving!
The one and only way to reshape your body is with a combination of cardio exercises, a healthy diet, and the right resistance workouts. This is the winning combination that will see you through to your goal.
Set your “Count Down” clock for 25 minutes and see how many rounds you can complete! You MUST complete the TOTAL amount of reps of each exercise before moving onto the next.
Increase your reps every-time you do the workout again next rounds:
4 – 8 – 12 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 30
Plank to Push-up (Start on forearms, push to the push up position and back down)