Would you consider yourself a perfectionist? Do you take on too much? Do you put others’ needs in front of your own or not say what you’re thinking because you want other people to like you? Are you prone to start a new “healthy living plan” for a few days and follow it 100 percent only to totally fall off the wagon in a week? Or push through a workout when your body is telling you not to just because it’s on your schedule?
It’s okay. We’re prone to perfectionism, too. BUT, we are here to tell you for this week’s #FBGAntiDiet challenge that perfection is for the birds.
This quote is straight out of our new book, The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet, and it couldn’t be more true. Yes, it’s a little silly, but, believe us, perfectionism has no place in a truly healthy lifestyle. Being healthy — and living a life that you love where you get to be your true self — is about as far from perfection as you can get. Besides being boring, perfection squashes things like creativity, expression and your ability to be, well, you! When you’re okay with who you are and perfection takes a back seat, you can take risks, get out of your comfort zone, listen to your body — and do things like have margaritas and chips and salsa with your girlfriends without feeling like it’s a “cheat” meal or like you need to confess a sin. Hallelujah!
Breaking up with perfectionism can be tough, but whenever you find yourself bumping up against an unrealistic ideal, remember this: You do not need to be perfect to be worthy or deserving or loved or healthy. You are good as you, right now.
How’s that for a pep talk?! Show us how you’re living the #FBGAntiDiet life and busting your perfectionist tendencies (showing you holding our new book is one idea … hehe) with the hashtag #FBGAntiDiet on your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr or Google+, and you could be featured in a future post and win free fit goodies!
For the birds, we say! —Jenn