We have a saying in our Jazzercise classes. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about consistency. Cause lets face it. If it were about being perfect, we would all fail! And there is no competition. There will always be someone better, stronger, wiser, but it’s not about them. This journey is about you and me, moving forward, improving… being consistent.
Now, if you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you may remember that I ditched the scale. I used to be an avid weigh-er. Meaning, I weighed myself in the morning, in the middle of the day, and at night. I allowed those numbers control what I would eat, how much I would eat, and how often I would exercise.
Since letting the scale go, I’ve been enjoying the freedom of not over-thinking all of my food choices. I’ll eat that extra piece of chocolate, but I won’t hate myself for it. I’ll just remember to go for a longer walk the next day. Have my clothes gotten a little tighter? I ain’t gonna lie. The answer is yes. Have I gained weight? Probably. I haven’t stepped on the scale to confirm it, and I won’t.
There will NEVER be the perfect weight for me. I may hit my ideal weight one day, but that success will be fleeting as a new day, a new meal will come. In the end, I need to learn to love the body I’ve been given and be a faithful steward to it by fueling and maintaining it through proper food and exercise choices.
As the holidays come and go, along with their abundance (or perhaps lack of with the pandemic) extravagant family meals, sweets, and treats, remember to be gracious to yourself. Enjoy the moment. Tomorrow, that’s when you get back to kicking butt.