Tuesday Tip: Perfectly Imperfect 💜
When you’re starting a new healthy kick it’s very easy to get caught up in having to be perfect; feeling bad or guilty because you didn’t manage to fit your usual work out in that day, throwing the towel in because you went out for dinner and blew your calories etc
Try to stop that thinking right now. You don’t need to be perfect, you don’t need to be 100 percent. Sure, if you’re an Olympic athlete or a professional body builder, then yeah you probably do need to be close to perfect! But most of us aren’t, we’re normal people who just want to lose some weight or improve our health or fitness.
No time to fit in the 45 Min workout your trainer has given you? – do 5 mins, or ten mins, or 2 mins of skipping! Something is better than nothing!
Gone over on your calories today? Not ideal, but neither is it the end of the world – forget it, move on, don’t let it cause you to think sod it and gorge on junk food.
Can’t hit the macros (amounts of protein, carbs and fat) you’ve read you should be eating? – really don’t worry. Who cares? It won’t make a massive difference whether you’re slightly over on carbs and under on protein (total calories are more important anyway). Sure if you manage to get more protein and fats in you’ll probably feel fuller for longer and it will help you stick to your calories but it won’t impact on your weight loss (unless you’re over eating on total calories).
You’ve read you should eat X within 45
mins of your workout but it just doesn’t doesn’t fit in to your lifestyle – don’t worry – you’ll still be fine. This sort of fine level detail is only really important for managing performance or body composition for actual athletes – for you and me, it doesn’t matter.
If you’re not perfect it doesn’t matter – you’ll still make progress, it may take a little longer, but you’ll still get there. So don’t get hung up on doing everything perfectly – anything is better than nothing – keep doing what you’re doing – a few blips on the way aren’t the end of the world, they just mean you’re human!
Happy Tuesday 🤗 xx