It's THAT time of year...
It’s THAT time. Weddings. Bachelor(ette) Weekends. Showers. Baptisms. Event after event & the world is opening up again…
🔈YOU AREN’T GOING TO LOSE PROGRESS.
TL;DR - What YOU believe & expect IS a predictor of your success. Thoughts = self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you’re workin towards a health & fitness goal, this is for u bestie. If you’re anxious in anticipation of:
-fam/friends commenting on ya bod (this needs to die rn)
-eating/drinking more &/or moving less
-feeling on track & “messing up”/giving into temptation
👉🏽 Guess what? Giving in *doesn’t* ruin SHIT.
Feelings of shame & guilt may.
Doing YOUR BEST outta reg sched prog is GOOD ENOUGH & ain’t no thang. Life is too damn short not to be present.
Maybe folx you haven’t seen in YEARS are having a drink or 12 + late night yummies…
Maybe you join them. Maybe not.
EITHER IS COOL. Don’t be “should-ey” to yourself. No one’s making you do 💩. Avoid obsession. Give yourself grace.
👀 & If you DO — Is it bc you WANT to or bc you think you HAVE to? Is it out of guilt? Bc it makes other people feel better ab themselves?
I get it. Food is a large part of Filipino/a/x culture & it’s encouraged to eat more/finish your plate. It’s uncomfy to say no & at times I feel guilty for doing so.
💭People’s priorities, choices, & values ARE different. It’s OK to do things that make YOU feel YOUR best, not bc you HAVE to but bc you WANT to.
& when I CHOOSE to indulge a lil more bc the food is SO. DAMN. GOOD… I reflect on the beauty of the experience, gratitude for the ability to spend time TOGETHER. Hands that prepared the meal.
⭐️ When you get back reg sched prog, you don’t have to do ANYTHING diff than before. Overexercising or excessive restriction ain’t it. You won’t struggle bc you KNOW exactly what to do: the consistent shit you were doing before!
⚡️Working towards a specific goal takes TIME, DISCOMFORT & CONSISTENCY. This is a FOREVER thing.
Find YOUR imperfect balance of self-compash & discipline. Freedom from guilt, shame & living w flexibility is tough & takes practice, but is SO worth it.