Hi. My Name is Florine and I’m a Recovering Perfectionist!

imperfection 35029320_sI don’t like to fail at anything I set out to do. You probably feel the same way. You know who dislikes it even more? Perfectionists and I think we all have some perfectionist tendencies.

Being a black and white, all or nothing thinker can cause a considerable amount of stress and anxiety. But that’s not all. Perfectionism can ravage one’s healthy lifestyle goals.

We all want to do our best, no matter what the circumstances are, but do you know what? Sometimes we fall short of our expectations. We sometimes overeat, miss a day of exercise, bypass a day of tracking. The list could go on and on. Guess what? That’s okay! What’s not alright is to throw in the towel. A gaffe is temporary and surmountable, and we have to look at each in that way. The perfection monster is elusive, so don’t spend your life chasing it.

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CAN’T STOMACH LACTOSE? HERE ARE SOME DAIRY-FREE SUBSTITUTIONS

dairy free substitutions imageI love milk and just about every food that falls into the dairy category. Fortunately, I don’t suffer from lactose intolerance. But, according to The Mayo Clinic, there are about 3 million annual cases of people in the United States alone who don’t have the ability to fully digest sugar (lactose) in dairy products. That’s when uncomfortable symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, bloating and nausea, can present themselves. Not good!

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