Am I the only one with this crazy thinking? Do you toss away opportunities to move and feel good because you don't think it's really "working out" or good enough? For me it's an old pattern that rears its ugly head, usually when I am tired or stressed. It's the same type of dangerous thinking that used to happen when I would eat something that I categorized as "bad" and then proceeded to destroy the day with other "bad food" choices. I have mostly overcome this destructive thought process and learned that the age old mantra of moderation usually is best! If I forbid myself from eating what I want, there is usually a counter attack from my inner child who screams for the yummy treat she wants. I can usually talk someone, usually my husband, into sharing a couple bites of a very small piece of whatever the sweet fix is. Although I can use this strategy when I have others around, there are still the land mine times when I am not at my strongest and the old thoughts take over.
Although in other areas I strive to remember that truth is rarely a black or white thing, I often lapse into my unproductive bad habits when it comes to food and exercise.
I'm not the only one who falls into this trap, am I? How do you keep yourself from that "stinkin' thinkin'" that it's "all or nothin'"?
I would love to hear your story if you relate to this in any way.