Happy Monday –
Today I wanted to write you a quick note about the fitness myth of “all or nothing”.
In the studio we hear from many potential new clients that they are either completely on track or completely off track.
They are either dialed in with their food or flailing.
They are attending sessions or sitting on the couch…
This may not be you. You may steadily walk a path of moderation and staying true to your goals, and if you do then kudos! 🙂
If you are someone who tends to be of the “all or nothing” mindset then this Pep Talk is for you.
Rachael often jokes at orientation that if you have a bad meal or a bad day of food choices, you just need to get get right back on track at your first opportunity. She says, “You wouldn’t slash 3 tires if you got a flat tire on one, right?” It is the same thing with food. Sometimes it can feel hard to get back on track though…
When we do our NAG meetings in the office (Nutrition and Goal Setting) we talk about aiming for 1% better.
What can you do today that is 1% better than yesterday? Not 20%. Not 5%. Just 1% better.
Some days it will be easy to do more but other days you just need to ask yourself can I do a little better than yesterday?
Can I be sure to drink all of my water today?
If I can’t make it to Boot Camp can I get outside for a walk?
If I can’t go outside, can I do an at home workout?
Can I get another serving of veggies today?
Can I eat a piece of fruit instead of a holiday cookie?
Just a little better…
The reality is that most longterm fitness goals are attained by way of gradual, long term efforts and progress.
Not all or nothing thinking or actions.
So ask yourself this week, what can I do to be just a little (1% even) better?
Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team