When it comes to beginning or doing anything, for a lot of us, being an "all-or-nothinger" can be a huge hurdle.

We do it with exercise: I only have time to run one mile, so what's the point? It's already summer and I didn't work out all winter, so why start now? I haven't worked out all week/month/year, I'll just start over on Monday/next month/New Year's Day. I woke up late and now I can only get 30 minutes in, meh.

We do it with food: I ate two bites of the cake, might as well eat the whole thing. Today, I'm going to eat as much of whatever I want, because tomorrow, I am going to be gifted with an amazing amount of miraculous willpower that will take away all my cravings and I will no longer feel the need to eat. Shit, I just ate sugar! I might as well eat all the sugar and then detox starting Monday (please never feel bad for eating sugar, it's awesome! and please never feel like you need to detox. it's bogus)

Learning that some is better that none is a huge part of real change. "Some is better than none" is real life. We will miss our alarm, have sick kids, feel like eating a candy bar and then eat 2, get injured, and have other obligations that have nothing to do with salad and sit ups.

I have had to change my mantra from "I'm doing this!" to "I'm doing the best I can and it's ok, I'm not giving up." Today, I will do the best I can and I will let myself hit the reset button as many times as I need to so I can make it through the day.

Have a great day!

Rachel Plumage NASM CPT

Trainer, Ridge Fitness