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We Are Not Meant to be Perfect

Nicole HagyComment

I’m eating a salad as I’m writing this because I feel guilty. I know I shouldn’t feel guilty, and I’ll tell you why, but I’m human and I still do. Today was not a good day as far as eating goes. It all started with a pumpkin spice bagel for breakfast….

Mistake number one.

When I woke up it was raining. Actually raining! And if you live in California or know about the drought we are having rain is a big deal right now. {Of course rain is always a big deal in California!} I figured I should celebrate by treating myself to a pumpkin spice bagel. Seemed appropriate at the time. Well it was all down hill from there.

I had to run some errands and while I was in line at Target I was feeling hungry. So I grabbed a Snickers. Their commercial says to right??? This is something I NEVER do, but again it sounded good at the time.

Mistake number two.

Finally I came home from the gym and was on the phone with my mom when I walked through the door. I was hungry again. I seem to be hungry a lot lately, could be this baby I’m growing lol. Anyways, I didn’t have a healthy snack prepared. So I looked in the pantry and grabbed the easiest thing I could find… a box of Cheez-Its. And I stood there and kept eating them, and eating them, and eating them as I was on the phone.

Mistake number three.

So here I am, eating a salad, feeling guilty about what ate today. But the thing is I shouldn’t feel guilty. Today was a bad day, so what.

I’m not perfect, and I’m learning that that’s ok. 

I know what I should eat and should do to be prepared, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Instead LIFE happens. This doesn’t mean that I have ruined my life forever and need to give up and eat chocolate all day every day. {Wouldn’t that be nice though!} Tomorrow is a new day. A new chance to make better choices and be more prepared. I can’t dwell on today because if I do then I will continue to make bad choices tomorrow. Misery just brings on more misery and that’s when a downward spiral happens. I have to stop it now, today was a bad day, I admit it, but tomorrow will be better. There is no reason to make excuses for what I did today. I can only learn from my choices and make better ones tomorrow. 


I’m a wife, soon-to-be mom, group fitness instructor and Independent Beachbody coach living in the sunny beach town of Ventura, California. My passion in life is to help others reach their goals and realize that they deserve to live a healthy and happy life. When I’m not in the gym or working my home coaching business, I enjoy spending time with my husband and friends, going to the beach, reading, attempting DIY projects around the house, looking up new recipes on Pinterest (and possibly getting lost on there for hours) and watching my guilty pleasures, The Bachelor and So You Think You Can Dance. 

Nicole can be found on InstagramFacebookPinterest and her Official Beachbody Coach site.