Hello, lovelies! ILY the Frosty Kitten here!
Progress, not perfection.
Are you a perfectionist? It is our desire to be perfect that sets up great expectations for ourselves that we always strive to achieve. Sure, perfectionism can be bad if you let yourself be absorbed by it and forget to notice anything else except how you aren’t yet at your standard. I don’t think perfectionism is 100% bad, but it can definitely be crippling to your mental health if you go about it the wrong way. So instead of being perfect, how about working on just being better than yesterday?
You always have a choice. You can choose to see the flaws or you can choose to see progress. Don’t get me wrong—noticing flaws is great for self-improvement, but don’t focus on that and forget to give yourself credit for progress! ‘Cause progress is hard: it requires a lot of trial and error and overall a lot of work. A lot of mental strength too. There will be days in a row where you don’t notice any progress at all—maybe even weeks or months! Yikes! How’s that for a punch in your confidence and self-esteem? Not so good, right? It’s OK. You’re fine. And here’s why.
You are not a quitter. You found a hundred ways in which you can’t achieve X goal, but you kept searching and searching for the one way in which you can. And that makes you a rockstar! Not a lot of people have the willpower to keep going when it feels like you’re going nowhere. This applies to everything and anything from fitness to art to just life in general. Sometimes even getting out of bed can be a challenge. But you did it! And you’re here now, swinging and kicking. So let’s make today awesome!
ILY APPLE HARVEST SMOOTHIE (serves 1)
What you need:
1 apple (I used Granny Smith because I like the sour taste)
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I used Chobani)
¼ - ½ oats (amount depends on how rich of a breakfast you want)
1 tbsp peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp maple syrup (or honey, but I really like maple syrup for this combo)
½ - ¼ cup of your choice of milk (depends how runny you like smoothies)
How you make it:
This one’s just as hard as the last one—blend and enjoy! Oh and let me know if do make this smoothie ‘cause I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
I hope this post helped put progress into perspective and helped you appreciate yourself more ‘cause you are your best friend and we don’t let friends think they are anything less but worthy! Feel free to share ways in which you have progressed with your goals—I always enjoy reading your responses!
‘til next time… Stay frosty!
ILY the Frosty Kitten