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Fail...And Win Anyway...

by Amy Crouse January 15, 2015 7 Comments

While I'd like to believe that my customers ALWAYS follow through on resolutions, there is a remote possibility that you've already failed at achieving one or more of your goals for this year (like I have).

I'm in the middle of a diet called "The Whole 30."  I won't go into the details of the diet, but the basic idea is that you eat healthy unprocessed food choices for 30 days straight.

I'm 17 days into the program at this point...or I guess I should I say...I WOULD be 17 days in at this point...if I wouldn't have had a glass of wine with my friend Nanci the other night.

So there you have it.  Technically...I failed.  I am officially doing... "Almost The Whole 30."

The temptation in a situation like this is to throw in the towel.  When we set a rigid standard, but fall short of achieving it, we can be really hard on ourselves. We let our failure defeat us.

Here is the truth.  If you've failed...You should be proud of yourself.

Failing means you're trying.  Failing means you are fighting for a better life.  Failing shows that you're dreaming big.  Failing is awesome.

However, failing is only awesome if you don't let it beat you, and that's why I'm riding out my last 13 days of The Whole 30.  In the end, I'm not going to look back, and regret the glass of wine I had.  I'm going to look back and remember that I didn't give up.

If you've had a similar stumble, I encourage you to watch this video.  Amazing things happen when you get back up...

Be Bold Today!

~Amy

Amy Crouse
Amy Crouse


7 Responses

Holly Hawkins
Holly Hawkins

January 16, 2015

Amy – you couldn’t have said it any better! Failing means you get a 2nd chance! 2nd chances are a fresh start, a new beginning and even better you will know ‘what not to do’. I did a 6 week Paleo challenge set by husband in October. I was not keen on the idea; I transformed my life and my body into moving mass of energy. I love eating clean so much I cringe at the sight of processed food.
Keep up the good efforts and enjoy life and all the 2nd chances we get.

Tricia
Tricia

January 16, 2015

You are so right, it would be so easy to throw in that towel, but you didn’t. We are all human and sometimes we fail! Putting it out there helps so many of us relate to others on a more personal level if we admit out shortcomings! Good for you and thank you for sharing! :) Have a great one! Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.blogspot.com

Michelle
Michelle

January 15, 2015

Thank you for sharing this! I am also on the Whole30 his month and it is kicking my butt. EVERYTHING that I can’t have looks delicious, even if it’s not that indulgent. My husband and I did the Whole30 last August and it was great, but his time around seems like a beating. But we can do it! Even if we HAVE had a bite of our toddler’s cookie, or licked the PB&J off he knife… You’re right, we can finish and just not look back.
“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable… I will not be mastered by anything. Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them…” (1 Corinthians 6:12-13).

Alex
Alex

January 15, 2015

Wine is a naturally occurring thing. Grapes ferment. They turn into wine. Aside from it being put into a bottle, it’s not been processed. Fruits and vegetables have to arrived to the store in some sort of container, right? So does wine. You’ve had nothing processed.

(I been called an enabler in the past. I have no idea why.)

Brea
Brea

January 15, 2015

Ok ok ok. Power down the home stretch. Got it! :D

Teresa
Teresa

January 15, 2015

This is exactly what I needed to read! How do you know?! THANK YOU!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

January 15, 2015

Thank you Amy!! You ROCK the last 13 girl!!! Nicely put, “Failing means you’re trying, failing means you’re fighting for a better life!” Love that!!!

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