Do you follow fitness stars on social media? Their perfect, chiseled images
popping up in your newsfeed to give you just the right amount of motivation
to get you into the gym…or does it?
Striving for perfection doesn’t always work.
Quite frankly, perfection is unattainable, and will always leave you falling
short and feeling bad about yourself. Instead I like to remind myself of
'Strive for progress, not perfection.' -Unknown
Progress isn’t as exciting as perfection, but it is attainable. And progress
builds upon more progress as you climb your way towards the accomplishment
of real goals.
And yet…the gap between your current body and the body you want gapes wide
and deep. Any time that you want progress and improvement in your life it
requires crossing over from one way of doing things to a new way.
But how do you make it across?
- How do you go from 50 pounds overweight to a healthy BMI?
- How do you go from a junk food lover to a health food lover?
- How do you go from a snooze-hitter to an early riser?
- How do you go from a couch potato to active and fit?
How do you go from someone who talks about their goals to someone who
accomplishes their goals?
Lucky for us there’s a formula to follow that will get you from point A to
point B every single time without fail. And all you have to do is stick with
Small Degrees of Progress + Time = A New You
Commit to making one small degree of progress each and every day, and over
time you will arrive on the other side of that chasm, a brand new you.
Did you eat white rice with dinner yesterday? Today choose brown rice. Next
week choose cauliflower rice.
Did you eat a donut for breakfast yesterday? Today eat half of a donut and a
piece of fruit. Next week choose a protein bar.
Did you wake up at 7 a.m. today? Tomorrow wake up at 6:45. Next week wake up
Did you sit all day today? Tomorrow walk for 15 minutes. Next week walk for
And the end result, the reward, comes after you’ve made that new way of
doing things a part of who you are.
We are all capable of great progress and great improvement – just not all at
Progress takes place one degree at a time, so don’t look to perfect fitness
images on social media as your measurement of success, but rather look at
your personal degrees of progress in the right direction.
Refuse the urge to compare yourself to others--the only comparison that
matters is between yourself yesterday and yourself today.
Progress isn't about finishing the race it's taking that next step in the
If you aren’t yet one of my amazing clients then consider your next step of
progress to begin a challenging and fun exercise program with me. Call or
email me today to get started.
Now that’s some serious progress!