Progress versus Perfection

Seeing as it is Motivation Monday, I wanted to change things up to share a blog post posted by Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the exercise program I’m currently doing (21 Day Fix EXTREME) It can be read here: Progress NOT Perfection (which follows up this one: 10 Non-Scale Successes )

I read this article a couple months ago and I absolutely agree with it. It really resonated with me and helped me change the way I viewed my own journey. I know many of us want to lose pounds or see progress, but honestly you have to celebrate EVERY step of the process. You are working to change your lives, not see quick results. The products promising quick results are often neither truly safe nor long term sustainable. Sustainable takes time and work. Celebrate the changes, celebrate the gains/losses you are achieving, but don’t think “I only lost XYZ pounds, I wanted to lose more.” You’re fighting for each change, and are doing great! You can do it!

With that in mind, yesterday was Yoga Fix EXTREME. I didn’t realize just how tight my legs were until I started going through forward fold and sun-salutations. Oh my, my hamstrings were oh so very VERY tight! They loosened up by the end, but still just a wee bit tight. It is a really good yoga routine though. Right up there with the one from the Original 21 Day Fix. I really enjoy them both. 🙂 And am seeing gains in balance, as well as moves, so I know I’m making progress. I love it!

Today was Plyo Fix EXTREME. Yep. Still NOT my favorite routine. Just because of the sheer amount of jumping done. My knees don’t much like it, but I modify and move on. I have found myself able to jump more and more from what I was able to do when I started 3 weeks ago. It’s amazing the progress we can make in just 3 weeks!

And yes, today starts the beginning of Week 3. My 21 days for this Fix EXTREME are almost done. And I’ve made the decision I will be restarting on Monday. And I’ll make sure that I dial in nutrition even more, because I’ve not been perfect this go round. I can do it. I will do it! And I’ll enjoy the process. 🙂

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