I get it, you want things to be done well, you go the extra mile, you have an all or nothing kind of personality. I’m the same way. One huge lesson I had to learn, however, was that MESSY action is better than NO ACTION. In many cases, our efforts to be “Perfect” are the exact reason we aren’t seeing the results we desire.
Let me explain. Have you ever tried to go on a diet, you threw out all the junk food in the house, told your family, “This is it, starting tomorrow no more sugar,” then attempted to follow the plan to a T? You’re not alone.
Here is something not many coaches talk about. The PERFECTIONISM mindset that is HOLDING YOU BACK.
The moment you let your guard down, and proceed “Off plan,” you likely feel as though you have failed and before you know it eating becomes a free for all.
For Example: Instead of just having one cookie to sooth the craving, you binge on 12 of them because you haven’t had a gram of sugar in 3 weeks, and it tastes like liquid gold to your taste buds.
It isn’t that you are incapable of following a diet plan, it is that you’re so focused on perfection, anything less than stellar feels like defeat.
Here is the secret sauce, I don’t want you to be perfect. In fact, be beautifully imperfect.
The only rule? Be consistent. Imperfectly Consistent.
That, my friend, is the missing link.
Temptation rises when we generate the belief that a food or meal is off limits. Those cravings kick in, and rather than fighting the feeling EVERY TIME it arises, I want you to indulge every now and then.
. I am not saying go ALL IN and devor every last bite like it’s your last meal on earth, but if want to get comfortable with practicing moderation, we have to actually practice it! Moderation only gets easier with time. The true challenge? Letting go of the reigns a little bit. If 80% of the time you are clean as a whistle with your diet, then give yourself 20% of leeway. End the cycle of PERFECTIONISM into binging, and recognize the beauty in being imperfect, but CONSISTENT.
Consistency wins, every time.
You’re doing amazing.