The problem with perfectionism is that it isn’t realistic. It is like trying to hit a bullseye every time. We speed ahead on day 1 and we want fast results. Our willpower is strong these first few days to drink and eat things we don’t even like and to do exercises we don’t enjoy, but then we slowly burn out over the next few weeks. Within a short period of time, we are either back to where we started or even worse, have gained a few pounds.
We set ourselves up for failure when we adopt the “all-or-nothing mindset”.
Based on years of experience working with clients, the all-or-nothing mindset is one of the main reasons clients do not succeed at weight loss over the long run.
Darleen Barnard is an ACE Certified Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist and John Maxwell Certified Life Coach. She is a Core Faculty member at Capella University and a published author on numerous websites including Hubpages, SelfGrowth, CalorieBee, and LetterPile. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their health and wellness goals.
Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, and Behavior Change Specialist