𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥?
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦.
For years I would set myself up to be perfect.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘵.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 ‘𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱’ 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘺 𝟽𝘱𝘮 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
And usually by Wednesday the following would ensue…
𝘐’𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥.
𝘏𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘐 “𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵” 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥.
One of the biggest and most helpful shifts I ever made was no longer expecting perfection of myself.
Instead of trying to make my diet fit around specific rules and perfect guidelines, 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬.
I allowed myself some of the “processed” foods I once labeled off limits.
I balanced them out with filling, whole, nutrient dense foods that I actually craved a whole lot more when I didn’t feel like I “had to” eat them.
I worked towards a calorie goal for the day and planned around the fact that I would want a snack and carbs at night (and still lost weight).
𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞? When I took the pressure off of being perfect or following the diet that worked for someone else, I started to create the perfect diet for me.
Believe it or not, when I stopped truly to be perfect, I was actually able to follow through, not because I had to, but because I wanted to.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬? 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭?