When my uncle was a baby, they were worried that something was wrong with him. Perfectly beautiful toddler boy, crawling around. Beginning to walk. Getting into messes like a little boy should. The problem - he wasn't speaking. No goo goo ga ga, no mom, no dad. He was silent, and they were scared.
They encouraged him all they could but he remained silent. Until one day. He spoke....in full sentences. He skipped right over the babble and started conversing at an adult level. Even that young, he was such a perfectionist, he wasn't going to speak until he could do it perfectly. I take after my uncle.
But that's not always a good thing. It's okay to make mistakes. It's okay to fall off the wagon. The most important thing is that we get back on. We are all trying new things in the gym and at the dinner table. Be persistent. You will get stronger. You can master new skills if you WANT TO. You'll figure out YOUR nutrition plan if you just keep trying. Don't be afraid to make a mistake. Keep reading and researching. The more info you have, the better decisions you'll make.
10 months ago I tested my pullup personal record. I did 4. Today I completed 7. It felt amazing. Look at the timeline...it took me almost a year to get 3 more. Sometimes things move at what seems like a glacial pace. But they are MOVING.
I know nutrition can feel like this sometimes too. Like you just keep trying and nothing is changing. Well, keep trying. Keep pushing. Keep exploring new things and learning. They'll move, eventually. If you don't give up, that is.
We didn't video the pr today...I don't think we honestly thought anything major was going to happen. grrr. But I did go back and look at the old video of when i did 4. Happy.
Pullup Girls from KrisFit on Vimeo.