Have you seen those Couch to 10K running programs? They outline what a person needs to do in order to get out and run their first 10K. It’s a REALISTIC plan and is predicated upon small wins that become stepping-stones for the larger ones (longer distances). It’s about gradual and steady progression as you gain confidence from your previous successes. It makes sense, right? Because you wouldn’t expect someone who wasn’t active or has never run to just go out and run a damn 10K would you?
So why do we think it’s any different when it comes to healthy eating? If you’re someone who hasn’t eaten well for a long time, what makes you think that you’re all of a sudden going to follow a healthy “diet” plan perfectly (or worse; a fad) staring next Monday, next month, or next New Year’s Day?
There are sometimes a hundred steps between where you are, and where you want to be. The point is that you begin, and completely embrace the point at which you are starting from. Stop looking at other people, thinking that you should be where they are. Instead, get clear about where you want to be, break down the goals into much smaller pieces, and start taking those steps!
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