“Remember, too, that ‘Rome was not built in a day,’ and that PATIENCE and PERSISTENCE are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.” -Joseph Pilates
In our journey of improving our health through diet and exercise and self love we unknowingly set ourselves up for failure by striving to be perfect in how we eat and or exercise. That is exhausting!! By that I mean do you feel guilty for eating a piece of chocolate? Do you beat yourself up for skipping a workout? How do you speak to yourself for a less than perfect day/meal? Why should we put our mind and body through that stress or turmoil?
Remember your body hears everything your mind says. Think positive thoughts.
Believe me I understand all these feelings but as Mr Pilates has reminded us in the above quote “Rome was not built in a day”. We need to be patient with ourselves and most of all not to give up!
Be happy with yourself for all the positive changes you make on daily basis, yes why not congratulate yourself, give yourself a “pat on the back”. Changing/working on our health is a continuous process, we are all trying to do our best.
Keep making healthy choices, move your body daily, it can be running, dancing, Pilates, walking whatever you enjoy, whether it is 10 minutes, 30 minutes an hour.
Personally, the more I focus on nourishing my body with good clean food, honoring and listening to my body when it needs rest, being kind and gentle with myself the easier this journey becomes.
Let’s stay positive in our thoughts and thank our bodies for all it has accomplished. And BE HAPPY!!
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