Healthy ChickLit: Treat Every Day as a Clean Plate

How many times have you told yourself, “Screw it, I already had one brownie, I may as well eat the whole batch!” “I completely ‘over did it’ last night so I’m just going to starve myself all morning”, “I skipped the gym for two days in a row. There goes that plan!” or even  “I destroyed my diet. I am a complete failure!”

Sound familiar? Trust me, thoughts like this pretty much consumed me all throughout my college years, leaving me completely miserable. I felt worthless, FAT, and downright exhausted. These beliefs not only mess with our overall wellbeing (body image, weight loss efforts, positive outlook on life) but they simply aren’t true. They are just little lies we tell ourselves to protect us from taking action.

Next time you hear yourself throwing a negative pity party or drowning yourself in guilt, I want you to stop yourself in your tracks. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember that you don’t need to be perfect 100% of the time to be 100% healthy & happy.

No matter how many slices of pizza you ate or how many workouts you skipped out on, the good news is you have the ability to start fresh. Know that every day is a new day and can be treated as a “clean plate”, a blank canvas of sorts. The question is, How are you going to fill your plate? How will you paint your canvas?

5 Responses to “Healthy ChickLit: Treat Every Day as a Clean Plate”

  1. Ann Says:

    I was just listening to a podcast this afternoon. I think it was the Accidental Creative and someone said, “When is the best time to plant a shade tree? 20 years ago. When’s the second best time? Today.” That is the same philosophy we have to take with fitness and nutrition. It would be nice to have always been in shape but if we haven’t then we can start getting fit and healthy now. That is the best we can do. Thanks for this reminder.

  2. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Ann thanks for stopping by! I love the quote you posted. SO SO SO true, and we can take that through ALL walks of life!

  3. Christina Says:

    What a great post Rachel! I did indulge on Valentine’s day and this entire weekend. Monday was a fresh start. 🙂

  4. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Christina Thanks for reading Christina…LOVE your attitude 🙂 And happy belated day of love to you!

  5. Healthy Chicks» Blog Archive » Do Good, Feel Good: A Lesson in Spreading The Love For a Better You Says:

    […] as screwing up or being “bad” anyway, and it is never too late to start over. We must treat every day as a clean plate, a blank canvas. And when we fall off the wagon, ask yourself what happened & then find the lesson you can […]

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