Avoid the “all or nothing” trap when it comes to fitness, health, training, or whatever.
We can all be particularly manipulative to ourselves when we set our standards too high, knowing we can’t achieve them.
It’s almost like we engineer our own failure just to avoid the hard work of actually sticking to a regimen over a long period of time and making some heavy lifestyle changes.
Never let perfect be the enemy of good!
The most important thing you can develop on the mats is a sense of appreciation and value for strong, small habits that make big, positive changes in your life over time.
If you set yourself up for failure from the start you’ll never have the opportunity to really reap the benefits of what we do here.
Be kind to yourself, keep your expectations realistic (at first), and just do it!