Are you practicing what you preach?
I'll admit it. Some days I absolutely do not practice what I preach and blog about. Some days I do the exact opposite of what I try to teach others to do. Is it every day? Gosh no. But some days, like you, I just wanna give up! I want to indulge. I want to sack out on the couch. I want to binge watch Netflix and not move! I want to eat Oreo's even!
But ya know what? It's OK to relax. It's OK to indulge. It's OK to sack on the couch and binge watch. It's even OK to have those Oreo's! But ya know what's not OK? Giving up!
Having a day off every now and then, is still healthy! The alternative – restricting yourself so much to your reality on a life-long commitment of better health, that you deprive yourself of so many things. Things that really are just OK to have and do once in awhile.
But the Key words are “once-in-a-while”!
So not practicing what you preach is definitely OK, as long as you don't do it every day.
Being “mindful” of our actions on a daily basis will keep us on the right track. Don't forget what you set out to do in the first place!
To live a healthy, long life. To get yourself right back on your health happiness journey when you veer off just a little bit.
Don't stay off that path for a long period of time, or you will undo what you already did.
You've lost weight, you are eating healthier, you are moving your body every day. These are the best things you can do for yourself on your journey.
So take this as a reminder. Practice what you preach, and even if it means you take a break every now and then. Listen to your own advice! Get right back on track to the life you set out to have in the first place.
Tell your people (I will tell you). You are only human. I am only human. We all stray from our paths sometimes. We all are not perfect. But when we can admit that, and move on, then
We/I got this!
Practice does not make us perfect, it makes us better!
Success = progress = perfection=healthier you.
So Veer if you must occasionally, but make sure you get right back on track.
Practice what you preach and mean it.