“I have to have a perfect body, or I won’t be beautiful.”
“I have to diet and exercise perfectly, or I’ve blown it.”
“I have to be perfect, or people won’t love me or I won’t’ be a success.”
Feeling like you have to be and do things perfectly or you are a “failure” is a common attribute of the women with whom I work.
Perfection is an expectation that can never be met. The stress of trying to fulfill this unmeetable expectation can be a serious blow to your wellness—and weight loss efforts.
If you think about it, life would actually get pretty boring if you were perfect.
You would never learn anything, get to challenge yourself or grow. It would be as if everything in the world were yellow. And while you may love yellow, you appreciate it so much more if there’s a little blue, pink, or green thrown in for some contrast.
Your body is your body. Its curves and shape are uniquely you. Its size and contours are different from everyone else on the planet. It is that uniqueness that makes you beautiful, not your conformity.
What is optimal for your body will be different from everyone else. While using another’s body to inspire you to meet your goals can be a useful tool, if you are comparing your body and finding fault or reason to criticize yourself, you are actually doing harm to you, your body, and are unknowingly sabotaging your weight-loss goals.
Seeing where you aren’t perfect is an opportunity.
Engaging in the process of figuring out what you do want, what you are doing right, determining what is optimal for you, and valuing how you are unique will help you harness the powers of the Universe to work for you, rather than keep you stuck in the rebound weight-gain cycle.
This is how you begin to sculpt and create the body—and life—you want. You reach for the body and life that is uniquely you.
This is where the fun is! This is having a life that is vibrant and fulfilling.
Let go of the need to be perfect. Let go of feeling like you should already be at your goal. Just jump in exactly where you are.
What is optimal for you? Who are you when you are at your optimal weight and are experiencing optimal wellness? How will that help you be more uniquely you?
Move towards that. Engage in that. Have fun doing that.
This is life! This is thriving! This is creating the body—and life—you really want.
Together we can do it!
Time is Running Out!
Join the the Love Your Way Slim Coaching Program today!
This unique program transforms your mindset, integrates your core values and spiritual beliefs, provides exceptional support, and hones in on the most powerful actions you can take to make releasing the weight not only easy and satisfying—but fun! (Yes, it really is possible!)
Program closes Saturday. It won’t open again until January 2014!