Are you the OVER ACHIEVER who is ALL IN OR ALL OUT? This ONE IS FOR YOU!! : )
All or Nothing: You are scheduled for a 90 minute workout but something comes up and you cannot get to the gym for the allocated time. You scrap the workout and decide you will try to fit it in tomorrow. You have decided to eat healthier but one day you slip a bit at lunch and have a chocolate bar. You decide that since you have already failed for the day, you might as well throw in the towel and indulge in a few cookies, a bowl of ice cream, and a bag of chips. Tomorrow is another day. Can you see how this "all or nothing" approach works against you? Wouldn't a 30 minute workout have been better than no exercise as all? Wouldn't a single chocolate bar have been better than an all-out binge? Sometimes, striving for perfection is what leads to failure. The trick in trying to stick to a long-term plan is to learn to compromise. When it comes to nutrition, for example, focus on the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of the time you eat really well and 20 percent of the time you indulge a little. No going overboard, though. When it comes to exercise, remember that any activity is better than nothing. You must remember that your body and health needs to be a priority and one that you incorporate on a weekly basis but if you are doing 7 days per week and you can't attain that exercise schedule you will get burned out and you will QUIT. And if you miss a day...then no worries...just make it up the next day vs. throwing up your arms and saying....."I SCREWED UP AND I'M DONE...."