Are you trying to be perfect?

I come from a guitar playing family - in fact both of my brothers and I learned to play in part because we watched my Dad pick the guitar up every night after dinner and play and sing. 

And we would all sit around and sing along.

Totally kidding, we were often ungrateful children and were all like Dad! I’m trying to watch reruns of MASH, cut it out!

Somehow we all still got the bug though

One of the songs my Dad still likes to sing is an old country tune by a fella named Mac Davis:

“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble. When you’re perfect in every way. I can’t wait to look in the mirror, ‘cause I get better looking each day.”

This song is where I learned the definition for humble…. And satire.

But I'm not here to talk about old country songs that you will occasionally catch Amy and myself listening to them in the gym. 

I just want to ask you one question today:

Are you trying to be too perfect?

Chances are if you're reading this post you set some sort of goal for yourself regarding health and fitness. Some days you probably are perfect. Your nutrition is on point, you nail your work out, meditate and get nine hours of sleep.

But how do the imperfect days affect you? 

What about the days when you skip your workout, have pizza for lunch, and binge watch Netflix for three hours because you just can't contemplate doing more? Do you let those days pile up because you set out to be so perfect and so rigid with your goals that one rough day derails you completely?

Does your quest for perfection knock you completely off-track?

Don't think perfection. Think consistency. Think about averaging three to four workouts a week. Think about keeping your diet on point Monday through Friday and letting yourself have some fun on the weekends.  


Perfection is best left to old country songs from the 70s.