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The Benefits of Being Imperfect

Michelle Dukowski
December 13, 2020

A Strategy for Long Term Success  


The secret to seeing real and sustainable long-term changes in your body is this: strive to be consistently imperfect!


We, your coaches, are asking you to ditch the idea that you need to be perfect in order to see results. Hear us when we say that being consistently imperfect over time is infinitely better than being absolutely perfect for the next thirty days. 


We are asking you to be consistent most of the time, for a long time. Be consistent in your habits and understand that changes in body composition doesn't happen after a seven-day juice cleanse or a 30-day detox. The changes you want won't happen by cutting out alcohol, caffeine, or carbs for a week. They happen slowly, over months and years from small but steady changes in certain habits. 


Where the Magic Happens 


Creating good habits could include having a drink a few times a month rather than a few each night. Or try eating healthy, real food six and a half out of seven days a week, and working out for 20-30 minutes most days. 


And you can’t beat prioritizing your sleep even when things are crazy, hectic and stressful, instead of staying up late to binge watch Netflix or cram in extra work. 


When we have established habits to fall back on, the ones we do day in and day out, you will really see changes. That’s where the magic is. 


So when you think of the abs you want, or the muscles you know are there but aren't quite visible to the world yet, understand that it is time to forget the idea of being perfect, of being “all in.” Understand that what you do for seven, 15, or 30 days isn't going to move the needle over the course of your life. 


It’s what you do day in and day out over the next few years that will set you up for the you that you are working so hard to see.



And KEEP GOING


So when I say I want you to be consistently imperfect, think of it as a weight being lifted, as a welcomed reality check that you don’t need to be perfect every day. You just need to keep at it. Focus on making minor changes that you can hold on to for one, two, maybe even three years before you really see the difference.


Let go of the idea that results should come right away and find value and comfort in the process. Overnight results are fleeting, and the ones that take time are the ones we hold on to. Let’s adjust our timeline, refocus our intentions, and find joy in the journey.  


Forget about being perfect! Strive to be consistent—to be imperfectly moving in the right direction, and to find success along the way. 


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Michelle Dukowski
Coach & Co-Founder
Having spent most of her life as a competitive soccer player, finding her way into the professional fitness industry seemed a natural fit for Michelle.
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