Embracing Imperfection, The Realistic Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle

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Embracing Imperfection, The Realistic Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle

Embracing Imperfection, The Realistic Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle

There will be good days and bad days

There is no way you are going to be good every day, forever. This is why most diets fail. We set ourselves unrealistic targets. On a Sunday evening we say to ourselves, that’s it, from Monday I’m always going to be good, I won’t drink, I won’t have a takeaway, I won’t have any crisps, I won’t have any chocolate. This is completely and utterly unrealistic and usually, when you start a diet like this, the day you succumb to temptation, you feel you have failed, so you give up and that’s why, in my opinion, diets don’t work. 

When I was starting GreggWallace.Health, I was fully aware of this. On the one hand, I was wanting to be really good and on the other, I was wanting a pint of beer and a bag of peanuts. That’s why I’ve always said, “being good most of the time, is good enough” and I am living proof that that is true. Now of course, in a perfect World, I would want you to be good all the time, I’d like to be able to do it myself, but we don’t, we are human, we do give in to temptation. However, there is something important that happens here, I promise you. As you continue with your GreggWallace.Health plan, your bad days will become fewer. Not only that, the days when you are bad, the bad won’t be as big as it used to be. You will find that the good days are more numerous and when you do slip-up, its nowhere near as bad as it used to be before. 

This is progress, this is what GreggWallace.Health is all about. Ten steps forward and then five steps back, is still five steps forward. So please don’t beat yourself up or throw in the towel next time you have a bad day or a bad week. I always expected you to have one. Dust yourself down and start over. In fact, do this regularly, you will notice that you are not an angel all the time, nobody is. But day after day, week after week, month after month, the good days are more numerous, and the bad days aren’t as bad. This way moves us to a slimmer, healthier life gradually and still enables us to slip up because as I’ve often said, being good most of the time really is good enough.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Setting unrealistic targets is the reason most diets fail;
  2. Being good most of the time is good enough for a healthier lifestyle; and
  3. Progress is not about perfection, but reducing the frequency and impact of bad days.