I’m an “all or nothing” type of gal. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a good or bad thing. In regards to the Body After Baby Challenge? Bad. Very bad. Far too often I throw in the towel for a week because I’ve already messed up. More times than not, I’ve turned my bad mornings or missed workouts into “nothing” days and “nothing” weeks. I’m either “on” or I’m “off.” I can be 100% IN or 100% OUT.
I forget to take each day, hour, and minute as it’s own. I focus too much on the “big picture” instead of tackling each workout and each meal as an individual goal. I know that every day is a new day, and every meal is a new meal, but still, I fall into the “all or nothing” mentality far too often.
This isn’t how it should be.
Health and fitness should not be all or nothing. Your health should be a balance of eating right, staying active throughout your day, and enjoying a slice of cheese cake every now and then. There shouldn’t be a need for being 100% on or 100% off. It should be a balance.
We should live every day as a balance. Just as we learn to balance work and home, children time and alone time, and social life with family, we must learn how to balance health with daily life. A healthy heart with a happy tummy. Strong muscles with a Sunday morning sleep in. A long walk after dinner with a bowl of ice cream during TV. Balance is an essential part of life in all aspects, no matter who you are or what you do.
This is something I’m working on. I’m learning how to be healthy, be fit, be active, yet also enjoy life’s simple pleasures and not stress about those days when I can’t make it to the gym. Does anyone else struggle with this? How do you find balance?
I feel like many of you have fallen off the body after baby wagon. Is that true? I had almost 60 of you join the Fit by Labor Day Challenge yet very few of you are writing about it and leaving comments on the Body After Baby post! What’s going on? Of course I love to have you regardless of the participation I see here, I just hope you’re enjoying yourselves and getting healthier! I hope you’re not giving up because you had an “off” week or day. I hope that we can learn to get right back up again after we fall! Every time, no matter what. What do you say we have an “all” week? 100%!
Should I do a cheerleading chant for you? Rah! Rah! Go! Fight! Win!
Your “after” picture must be emailed to me by Friday September 4th. All before and after pictures will be up on Monday September 7th. We will nominate people for the biggest change and then vote. More details on that to come!
Feel free to leave your link if you wrote about the Body After Baby Challenge this week. I’d appreciate it if you linked back to me- thank you!