Do Your Best And Forget The Rest
By Meggan Larson
Who else can tend to beat themselves up over mistakes? Who here has all the grace in the world for everyone else BUT themselves? You’re in good company. I learned a really valuable lesson this week about the word “should”. I was with a precious friend and was feeling frustrated about some things that had happened and I kept saying “I should’ve done this” or “I should’ve done that”. She seemed to fight with herself whether she was going to say something or not and then she looked at me and said “when you say should have it’s a form of shame. You are literally shaming yourself when you say that or shaming others when you say they should have done something”. Ouch… she was absolutely right though and I started to think about the times I would beat myself up regarding food.
I realized that…
I often would kick myself when I was down about the ONE mistake I made or ONE bad choice I made instead of celebrating the hundred other GOOD choices I made! How ridiculous! So what if I ate a piece of pizza one time last week? I stayed on plan foor every single other meal, snack, and drink. I realized how much I previously wasted time thinking about that one choice instead of celebrating the many others. That’s not fair! It’s not fair to treat ourselves that way. You are doing the best you can and some days are harder than others. Some days you get terrible news and can barely muster the strength to get out of bed. If you eat some off plan junk food that day then oh well. Some days are fabulous and you feel like you can take on the world! Typically those days are much easier to stay on plan because you feel so confident and free. Not every day is like that and you know what? It’s time to give yourself a break. It’s time to get “should have” right out of your vocabulary. Bye Felicia!
The shaming has to stop. The beating yourself up needs to be part of your past as of right now. Look at how far you’ve come! This is a lifelong journey that we are on together. We’re going to have good days and bad days and that’s okay because we are progressing all the time. One set back is not a million setbacks. If we waste our lives beating ourselves up over what we think we should have done then we’ll never get to where we want to be. It’s time to rise up and be our own cheerleader. Do your best and forget the rest.
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~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!