I'm not perfect
I'm not perfect. Nobody is. I'm writing this post today because I just had someone tell me I'm "perfect" and that "this is easy" for me and that I have "nothing to worry about." But those things couldn't be farther from reality or the truth. Let me start by saying that what I want for myself, I want for everybody else when it comes to health and wellness. I love my line of work and one of the biggest reasons is because I get to teach and watch people grow physically and mentally through fitness and nutrition just as I have and continue to do. I know how hard it can be and I always say I am a continuous work in progress. We all are (or at least should be in my opinion.) So to say that I'm perfect is foreign to me. What is "perfect" anyways?! Whatever it is, all I know is that it's different for every one of us.
Now let's talk about this "being easy." Have you heard this one before; "If it were easy everyone would do it!" While I don't feel this statement is entirely true when it comes to being healthy, I do feel there is truth behind it. With all of the crappy, inexpensive and readily available foods out there, it's no wonder the majority would gravitate towards these choices. I've been guilty of it myself! But it becomes easier once you make the choice, put in the effort and stick to it. I find that those who really work hard to change their eating habits and give it at least three months, end up never going back to the processed and packaged junk they had before. They may have things here and there, but that's just called being human and they've learned that they don't need to deprive themselves or beat themselves up for having something that they want. THIS is what I teach and this is what I support! "No one said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it!" (Love that quote.)
Ok, lastly, I have "nothing to worry about." I'm not entirely sure what the context of this comment was or if the person that said it to me really knew either... But I think I know what they meant so... If they meant I have nothing to worry about in regards to my health and the way that I look, they are wrong. It's a conscious and daily effort and one that is easy to lose sight of especially if I'm having a particularly bad day. It has taken me a lot of sweat and tears to get to where I am mentally and it was a bumpy road to say the least. But I'm proud of myself and I've finally learned how to be kind to myself and love myself. Another concept I teach and instill in all of my clients! In terms of other worries in life, we all have worries! But what I choose to worry about are the things I actually have control over. If I can't control it, I'm going to try and not worry about it. "If I could tell the world just one thing it would be we're all okay, and not to worry cause worry is wasteful and useless in times like these." (Another favorite by Jewel)
In conclusion I understand where this person was coming from and I get that it wasn't anything negative nor was I trying to make it sound that way. I simply felt it was worth sharing because I think we all have been guilty of feeling that someone they know or someone they idolize is "perfect." We are all human and we all have our struggles. To think that someone is perfect is to think you can attain the unattainable.
Just my thoughts! ;)
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!