Be better than you were

I've paid attention to the twinges of perfectionism in our community - and how it impacts our ability to succeed. The all-or-nothing mentality is one that keeps us stuck, more than it helps us to grow.

Perfectionism is actually the antithesis of growth because it keeps us stuck in "not good enough" thinking. This makes people (over time) think, "why bother" and then they give up.

I want to encourage you and empower you to think DIFFERENTLY.

This isn't a race. This isn't a competition. It's a life-long journey.

Even in taking a quote from the ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), in how they define obesity -"in terms of individual and societal health, longevity and psychological well-being," and then they go on to state that "obesity, due to its progressive nature" is a LIFE-LONG process, requiring "life-long treatment and control". So, this is a huge insight that this surgery, this pre-op and post-op process - is NOT a one-and-done event. This is a life-long process. We will all be continuing to battle this - for as long as we live.

This is not to scare you at all, this is meant to teach you that there is no "THERE", or end point. This is a life-long process of growth, change, self-love, self-reflection, and self-care. This is a life-long process of monitoring our food intake, moving our bodies, and making sure we set healthy boundaries.

So my words of wisdom for you today is....


Instead of focusing on being perfect, or doing everything right...

Focus on changing one thing.
Focus on starting on one new thing.
Focus on being BETTER in ONE area.
Focus on being better than you were yesterday.

The smallest steps over time create big results.

This isn't about getting to some imaginary finish line. This is about you living your life to the fullest!!This is about doing things that you couldn't do before surgery, and becoming the best you that you can be.

What does that look like for you?
What might changing one thing to be better look like for you?
What's the one thing you're excited to work on?

How might you shift perfectionistic "all or nothing" thinking to "being better" in one area today and moving forward?

I hope this message serves you well today!

Sending you tons of love and light!