So, guess what!? I’ve lost 16lbs by doing nothing else BUT walking and of course, watching my food intake. This doesn’t mean that I restricted myself with food, but definitely was conscious of what I ate, how much I ate and when I ate it. How awesome is that!? Well, needless to say I’m ready to take the next step. For me, this means TRACKING! Oh, you read that right, I’m ready to track my meals and do it right!
I started my tracking journey by downloading an app from the #iTunes store, which was free but offered in-app purchase to remove ads and unlock all features, which I did. I started out great, tracking all meals by inputting all ingredients line by line. This became daunting by the time the week was over, I didn’t have the time to sustain investing so much of my day entering this data. My homecooked meals weren’t listed in the data base, which is why I was left to enter meals manually, per ingredient. Can you say… PITA!?
I ended up tossing tracking to the curb and felt like a failure, to the extent that I wasn’t motivated to even walk! This is when it dawned on me…. I was driving myself crazy trying to be so precise and perfect, I lost sight of the big picture and my progress. In other words, I was hindering my progress by focusing on perfection.
Striving and focusing on what we perceive to be perfection is the quickest way to nowhere, where as striving and focusing on progress encourages growth and sustained success.
The bottom line is to ensure we’re not holding ourselves to unrealistic ideals that we spend time trying to achieving only to realize we don’t get anywhere, thus leaving use feel crappy. It’s all the more important to ensure we’re not subjecting our ideals on those around us, even if we feel its the right thing.
Update on the Great #ABJ debate! The results are in, we’re going with #ABJ so look forward to hearing how you can get your hands on some of this swagalicious gear!!! Live, Laugh…..BE BALANCED!!