How you do anything is how you do everything.
What a profound thought. Although we all have “off days” and expecting perfection is never a good (or realistic) goal, I do believe that our attitudes to how we live and how we act truly reflect our attitude and approach to life. This is illustrated by the way we treat our family members, by the way we respond when things don’t go our way, and from our approach to health and fitness.
So my question to you tonight is: How do you approach your personal fitness? When you skip a workout, how do you respond – do you beat yourself up about it or do you let it go? Does it turn into 5 missed workouts or do you get back on the workout wagon? I love to dedicate myself to hard workouts and don’t have much trouble getting motivated to move. For so many people though, getting motivated is tough, and so is staying on track, but how you approach fitness – even the small steps – sheds light on your attitude towards life.
And then there’s our eating habits. How do you approach your nutrition? I personally find this area much harder to manage and balance, and I think most people do too. It’s much easier for me to jump into a workout program for the week than to plan a week’s worth of healthy meals (like today, for example, when my afternoon snack for friends turned into my dinner; SO full from snacking on Mama Pea’s addictive dough balls. Unhealthy but delicious! Not saying you should go make these vegan balls of goodness, but, you know… you should go make them). 😉
The above really reveals the different priorities in my life, and the areas I’m willing to be more lax about and the ones where I’m more disciplined. While I don’t want to take the above quote to the extreme and analyze every small thing I do as a representation of how I live my life, I do think that if you treat yourself well in the small things and live intentionally in every area it shows how you will tackle the bigger things in life.
What do you think of the idea that how you do anything is how you do everything? As this is primarily a fitness and food blog, how do you think this relates to your nutrition and workout habits? I’d love to know whether or not you agree with this quote and hear some of your stories.
Keep up your intentionality as we move into the holiday season with the focus of becoming a healthier you by Jan. 1st. More workouts and food thoughts to come this week! Be encouraged – even if you haven’t approached your health and fitness in a positive light in the past, you can change your attitude and start fresh today. Let’s stay engaged and focused on the goal ahead and take time to approach the little things from a positive place and see how they make good ripples that affect the rest of our days. Live well and be well,