I think many of us get hung up on being perfect with our eating and exercise program. We have to eat organic, no sugar, no alcohol, no this and no that. We have to exercise an hour every day. This “perfect” program is setting us up for failure.
I was recently at a health seminar and it was the first time I heard Good - Better - Best and I loved it. I am an all or nothing girl. Black or white, no shades of gray. Well that hasn’t worked so well for me or many of my patients or millions of people in the world.
I read a blog post recently from Margarita Slavkova http://www.margaritaslavkova.com/perception-life-experiences-pool-story.html where a woman came to a pool to swim and there were only 5 minutes left before it closed. What would you do? Would you take the 5 minutes and get some exercise or would you leave? This woman chose to leave.
I would like you to start changing your thinking into the Good -Better -Best mindset. It may have not been the best, the “perfect” amount of exercise, but it was a good choice. She should have taken the 5 minutes. If you add up all of the 5 minutes you could do in a day, like parking 5 minutes from your destination and walking briskly, you would start to change the state of your health.
You know you are supposed to eat organic, that you can’t be healthy without it. So what happens if you are a pop tart eating, pop drinking, potato chip eating person and you just eat any vegetables, even if they aren’t organic? Wouldn’t you start getting healthier?
Good is just any vegetables, better is store bought organic, best is farmers market (or home grown) locally grown organic vegetables.
Good is 5 minutes of exercise, better is 15 minutes of exercise, best is 30+ minutes of exercise.
Now you can choose what fits. Just doing something different than what you are doing today will start to make changes. What is great is you can apply Good-Better-Best to everything in your life.
Yours In Health!