all or nothingAll or nothing, is that you?

At times, I approach things with an all or nothing attitude. It is not ever my intention to be that way; it sneaks up on me.

Making lifestyle changes for eating, weight loss or even fitness is challenging. The plan is to reach the lifestyle goals set, but one off day can throw you off your game.

Did I make poor food choices, why?

So you make a poor food choice, it is not the end of the world.

Instead of telling yourself, you’ll make healthier food choices the next time you eat, you surrender and continue making poor decisions for the rest of the day, week, or month.

You got off track in one area and instead of accessing the situation and asking yourself; why and how it happened, you keep going in the direction you don’t want to go.

There is a reason why you got off track, and when you step back and take a look at what’s going on, you’ll discover what happened.

Don’t quit because of a few mishaps

It is easy to give up and stop when we notice that we’ve made a few mistakes. That’s why an all or nothing attitude or approach is not the best way to go.

I learned from a personal trainer that women are more likely to approach change with the all or nothing thinking. How did she know?

Feeling like a failure after a few mishaps lead some people to quit because they don’t believe they can do it.

The mishap is for you to pay attention to your life and what’s going on around you. It doesn’t mean, quit.

All or nothing is a set up for a come up

How is this possible? It sets you up for being less rigid and more flexible. And so if you have a flexible attitude with lifestyle changes, then you won’t give up so quickly.

Instead, you’ll know why you made a poor food choice or didn’t do your scheduled exercise routine. Moving forward is how you come up and out of the all or nothing way of doing things.

Your speed doesn’t matter; forward is forward.

Until next time.

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