Don’t expect things to happen at once, each new day can be the start of your eventual success
Amen to that! I’m starting to treat my body better than I have before but I must admit at times its hard to not be so hard on myself. I truly am one of those people who are their own worst enemy. The reason I am so hard on myself is because I truly believe I have the capabilities of achieving anything I want and I believe I can do it perfectly with practice of course. Obviously, these expectations are unattainable because perfection is subjective and until I have a clearly defined definition of perfect I can’t achieve my version of perfection.
Its time for me to realize that I can’t be perfect.
But what I can be is the perfect version of myself and define what perfection is to me. When I look in the mirror I can wake up each day be proud of myself, my self-control, my accomplishments, my decisions, my hard work and my dedication to school, my work-out ethic and my healthy food choices. TO ME being perfect are those things: pride in myself, containing self control, attempting to accomplish small goals each day, making good decisions, being healthy, treating my body like a temple and helping others in need. This idea of perfection may be different to someone else and that’s just fine. What may be the perfect body, fitness plan or nutritional regiment to me may not be the perfect one for someone else.
The reality is then simple: Find what works for you and do what makes you FEEL good about who you are. If that means yoga, pilates, running, circuit training, or weightlifting for you than DO IT! As long as you are enjoying and loving what you are doing for yourself it just can’t be wrong (as long as its promoting a healthy result and lifestyle).
It can be overwhelming to set expectations that seem almost unattainable so I always tend to make small goals for myself throughout the day.
For breakfast today I treated myself right, I had an Apple paired with Edamame cranberry corn salad.
This Edamame Succotash from Whole Food is to die for! One of my favorite meals for lunch.
What are your small goals for today? Mine are…
- To finish my Early Christianity Paper
- Run 4 miles at a challenging pace.
- Make myself an amazing salad for dinner (spinach, strawberries, feta, peppers, etc.)
Last night I had a weight lifting session with Paul and that’s why I’m switching it up with cardio for today. Tomorrow is Good Friday for all the Orthodox Christians which means I will be coloring eggs tonight with my mom and I will probably invite Paul to help out. Tomorrow my schedule is full but I will be attending church like I always do on Good Friday. Saturday night I will be in church for the 11:30 P.M. service that goes into Easter Sunday. It’s a gorgeous procession to attend…
Sophia and I on Easter, 2011
Zuzu and I. Her real name is Alexandra but everyone calls her ZUZU from the movie it’s a wonderful life, George Bailey’s daughter is ZUZU (the one with the flower petals).
Thinking about last year’s Easter I was reminded of how my Grandmother was with us. Now that she has passed I hope and pray that she blesses my whole family and I with a great new start after we celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection this Sunday
Next week is another Greek Tournament Called the George Mougolias Memorial Tournament. Last year, my dad and I snapped a photo after we won the championship…
I’ll be ready, been working out hard!
I hope the weather gets nicer this week so I can practice shooting around again with Paul like I did this weekend.
Hope uou enjoy your Thursday!
Can’t wait to color eggs with Paul tonight while watching the Bulls (Derrick Rose better stop being a baby and play… or should I say stop having babies… did you all hear about he knocked up a girl!?)