Stop Trying To Be Perfect!!!

by Renee on April 23, 2014

Perfectionism is a Happiness Snatcher!

Stop trying to be perfect!

Do you have the T-Tapp book and/or DVD’s but haven’t taken them out to use because you are afraid of doing them wrong?  Are you always criticizing  yourself for not being perfect?  For not being the perfect mother, perfect wife, perfect employee…

I am exhausted just thinking about it.  Wanting to be and do your best is one thing…trying to always be perfect is a whole other animal.  What is perfect anyway?  There isn’t any such thing.  Perfection is simply an interpretation, an idea you have about the way you think you should be.  Being perfect holds out hope that if you achieved it, life would be “perfect” and you would then be happy.

Guess what?  Happiness isn’t found in perfection.  It’s found in all those imperfect parts of yourself that make you YOU!  It’s found in your own self-acceptance and self worth.  Trying to be perfect forces you  into never feeling like you are enough and that isn’t a feeling that creates happiness!

I have a confession to make!  I am NOT perfect!  Not in ANY way.  It took me a long time to realize that I didn’t need to be.  My friends and family would love me anyway in spite of my imperfections (or maybe even because of them!).  I certainly don’t require them to be perfect in order for me to love them.  So why would I expect it to be the other way around.

Not only that, but would you really want to have me train and/or coach you if I was “little miss perfect” all the time?  How intimidating.  I don’t feel comfortable around people who pretend to be perfect.  It’s not real and I can’t relate to them.  Okay…bottom line is they just aren’t fun!  And who wants to be around people who are preaching health and aren’t fun?  Not me!

I have a challenge for you.  Today I want you to write down all the ways you see yourself as being “imperfect”.  Then I want you to laugh about them, hug them close to you and understand that they are part of what makes you unique and when you accept them, you have taken the first steps towards self-acceptance and happiness!




Do You Have a “Lack of Food” Mindset?

by Renee on January 12, 2014

Change Your Lack Mindset to One Of Abundance!


When you begin a new diet, do you immediately start to focus on all the foods you love that aren’t part of that diet?  (I know…I did use that 4 letter “D” word!)  If you are starting on a “low-carb” diet, are you focusing on that bread that isn’t part of the plan?  Do you constantly keep talking to yourself and saying “I will never be able to have that bread again!”

If you are, that is a “lack” mindset.  You keep focusing on the negative and on what you can’t have.  How would you feel if you changed those thoughts to thoughts of what you CAN have.

WOW!  I am excited I can have as much non-starchy green veggies as I want.  By eating those, I will be able to shed fat and feel fantastic!  I will create the lean, healthy body I want!

These two mindsets create very different energy levels and long-term…very different results.

Here is another behavior that comes from that “lack” mindset.  We tend to look at that wanted food and say to ourselves “I know I won’t be able to have that bread on this new program so I better eat a ton of it now.  I’ll start the new program tomorrow”.  Interesting about when “tomorrow” shows up, isn’t it?  We never want to start because all we are focused on is what we are giving up.

Human nature is so interesting.  It makes us want what we can’t have.  When we know we can have it at any time, the charge around it goes away.   Stop focusing on all the things you can’t have and instead focus on what you want to create.  Know that each and every time you have a choice.  You can either eat foods that will take you to where you want to go or not.

When you stop thinking you can’t have something you want and instead recognize you have a choice in each moment, the charge goes away and more often than not, you’ll choose something that will feel good.

That food will always be there for you.  It’s not going away.  You don’t have to have it right now.

Doesn’t that feel better?


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