If at first you don’t succeed…

Some people would call me crazy if they knew the amount of times I have tried setting different goals for myself and failed—heck, some people HAVE called me crazy. And it doesn’t phase me one bit. I don’t have the best follow through when it comes to personal goals, that’s a fact.

But, if I had never tried, I would have never:

  • Lost 50 pounds AND kept it off
  • Ran my first 5K
  • Ran a marathon
  • Become a personal trainer

… and many more, I’m sure.

Though my follow through does suck at times, I refuse to stop setting goals for myself. Complacency is the devil’s fuel in any area of life—spiritual, health, relationships… you name it.

Which is why I continue to strive towards healthier, less processed meals and snacks, better and more efficient workouts, and balance in my work/home life. All very do-able, but require daily goal setting to make it happen.

So, where am I going with this post? Maybe you failed today. That doesn’t make tomorrow a lost cause. Even if you totally get off track with breakfast, you can make the choice to do better immediately—don’t wait ‘til tomorrow if today’s not over!

How am I putting this into practice in my own life? Learning the lost art of moderation… What would a reasonable person choose? If my meal choices weren’t so hot today, that doesn’t mean I should skip my workout, too… but it also doesn’t mean I should overdo it and try to make up for those choices, either.

Take each choice as it comes.

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