The Monika A. Mazur Blog

Why Extreme Resolutions Don't Work

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Hey there, it's Monika, and today I want to have a real talk with you. Whether you're trying to recover from holiday celebrations, kick start a New Year's resolution, or just regain control after a vacation or special event, this is for you.

In my 15 years of coaching high achievers and Type A personalities, I've seen a common pattern: an unwavering belief in the need for 100% perfection. But let me tell you, there's a big difference between 100% and 99%, and it's not just that 1%. It's the mindset behind it.

Now, let's focus on food. When you set unrealistic, overly strict rules for yourself, it often leads to frustration, anger, and ultimately, failure. I'm not here to prescribe a specific diet or workout routine because my goal is to raise your awareness so you can make better choices.

Here's the truth: Anything you can't sustain for life isn't worth starting. If your plan is so strict that it excludes having a drink during date night or enjoying a meal out with your kids, it's not sustainable.

Many of you will set unrealistic expectations for yourselves as part of your New Year's or post-holiday resolutions, and I'm here to say, you're setting yourself up for failure. These strict, obsessive, and unsustainable plans can lead to physical and mental harm.

So, as we enter this season of resolutions and intentions, remember: It's crucial to set goals that are realistic and livable. If you need guidance on training and nutrition, reach out. Let's make this year about progress, not frustration. Your journey should be sustainable, so you can be the best version of yourself.

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