That is a quote from the Body for Life for Women book.* It sort of struck a chord with me because I do shoot for perfection. If I don't do something perfect, I either fixate on it or say screw it and give up. I am changing that right now, I am focusing on mini steps and doing things well *most* of time.
Today is day 3 of getting up and working out before I start my day. I got a bit lazy when my alarm went off at 5AM, I fell asleep for another half hour. I finally got my arse out of bed did my run at 6:15AM. Not bad but I was crunched for time because I needed to be home so my husband could go to work. Even though I didn't stick to my original plan of getting up at 5AM, I still went out and did 2.75 miles this morning (I ran the whole way too). This is progress in my book. Normally I would just chalk it up to sleeping in and not do it.
Thanks again for all the cyber kicks in the pants. It helps me climb back up on the wagon. You all are right, I am going to focus on one change at a time. I think I have always set myself up to fail because I try to change everything all at once. When I screw up by missing a workout or eat something that is not healthy I throw in the towel. It is bad cycle that I have been stuck in for most of my adult life. So, 5AM workouts are my new focus. At least I will keep Caribou Coffee in business because I will require the caffeine.
*Since I was a sucker for Rodale's marketing team, I am going to make sure I read every page and share my knowledge.