Normalize Grey Area Thinking.
Also... what the hell is grey area thinking?!
Every so often I have clients telling me: “Ahh I gave up on my nutrition this week because I had a boozy night out with friends.” 🥵
Because I had a night out binging, I’ve totally messed up my calories and my week is “ruined”, so might as well make it terrible, right? 🤷♀️
This is what we call the all-or-nothing mindset. With health and lifestyle habits all-or-nothing thinking can rear its ugly head ALL. THE. TIME.
Think of all-or-nothing thinking like a race car. 🏎
It’s full speed ahead or It’s full stop.
This leads to a stop and go progress. We might make a bunch of progress in a short amount of time. But then, it’s unsustainable. We “fall off the wagon” if you will. Go and stop. Go and stop. We never see progress because we’re not moving anywhere substantial.
🐢🐇 You know the story of the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady wins the race and the same is true for any fitness journey. As tempting as it can be to go full speed ahead and race into the new journey, we have to set aside our desire for that instant gratification and embrace the journey.
What does that grey area look like for you? How is it different from the black or the white?
Often, we avoid the middle because it’s not perfect. Especially if you’re a person who thrives on order, rules, structure, discipline, schedules, and routines. 🙇♀️
We need to normalize living with imperfection. Living with the messiness. Normalize making mistakes and moving forward anyway. Finding small wins, instead of trying to conquer the mountain in a day.
Instead of a 1 hour walk everyday ⚪️ (White) or “Daily movement means you’re obsessed” ⚫️ (Black) try moving throughout the day even if it’s only for 5-10 minutes ☑️ (Grey)
Remember to focus on what you can control and do what you can, with what you have.
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