"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
We're in a rush. For most of us, there's really no time frame we need to have this figured out in. We're not in a race, on a reality show, or going for a record. We are simply in a hurry because we have finally decided...to decide.
Yet, we're really hard on ourselves. We feel like we need to be perfect, like we need to do everything right. The first time. No mistakes. You've heard it from me before - we are not perfect. We do make mistakes. And that's just fine.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. What a smart statement. Putting all the pieces together perfectly all the time...doesn't always happen. But that doesn't mean you should just throw caution to the wind and give up on yourself.
It means you should control what you can, where you can...when you can. There will be times when you'll have everything in line, organized and under control. Other times, not so much.
I have been personally practicing weight management for 18 years (I'm getting pretty good at it!) and by all means it has ebbed and flowed over the years. I don't need to be in a hurry because I know I'll continue to practice as long as I want it to work. For the rest of my life.
Deal with where you are. Not where you wish you were, or some other fairytale place. Give yourself permission to be where you are. You'll have the freedom to move forward.
You will put all the pieces together, harmoniously...in this lifetime. And you have plenty of time to do it. By doing what you can, with what you have, where you are - you truly are breaking each component down and focusing on your success. Now, go get your success!