Strive for progress, not Perfection.


Advice Question #3:

” All my friends have VS Angel bodies and I’m kind of just there. I want to get the body I want but I don’t want to starve myself or become obsessed about it.  How can I shed some weight and tone up my body without turning towards the unhealthy options. Please help, I don’t want to be insecure anymore.

Dear Drowning in Diets,

I can totally relate to what you’re going through. Being a dancer you have to have the highest performance level- which means staying healthy. Having to starve yourself or make yourself throw up ruins your body- and you’re just earning the fat back. Don’t ever feel the need to do any unhealthy options, it will come back to haunt you.

Firstly, I recommend eating healthy, organic foods. Going on a bunch of diets is tedious, stressful, and rarely works. Instead of eating three big meals, try eating five small snacks throughout the day- almonds, blueberries, carrots, etc. Try talking to your doctor or gym teacher about healthy foods and dieting.


Working out is mostly motivation. You have to want to be more fit, and want to go to the gym- you have to keep at it, you wont get a perfect bod in a week. You can ask a fitness trainer about a workout that’s right for you- overworking your body is hard. If you aren’t already active, start small and increase as you go, trying to do a huge long regimen just starting out isn’t good for your body.


Find what works for you- are you seeing more results from doing lunges with weights or crunches? Stuff like that. At the gym, it’s good to try a handful of exercises thirty minutes on the treadmill, thirty bicycles, ten weighted squats, etc. I completely and totally recommend having a sport to do- getting fit is so much easier when you’re doing something you love. Zumba is a fun, and great way to shed some extra weight while having fun.


Above all, make sure you’re doing this because you want to be healthy and active- not because you feel too chubby compared to your friends. The best motivation is wanting to look better for yourself, not others. Doing sports like cheerleading, soccer, swimming, volleyball, dance, etc. can be fun things you enjoy while getting fit. Choose an activity or workout that’s fun and works for you.

If you’re a blogger, XOXOAHY introduced to me an excellent blogger workout-

New Follower; 30 sit-ups

Like On A Page; 20 push-ups

Commenting On Someone’s Blog; 20 squats

Liking Someone’s Page or Post; 20 bicycles

A Comment On Your Blog; 20 Jumping Jacks

Following Someone’s Blog; 30 second planks

Every Time You Say ‘Lol’ ‘Haha’ or ‘Omg/Emg’ on AIM; 30 second Wall Sit

New post coming soon!

The Original Alpha,



19 thoughts on “Strive for progress, not Perfection.

  1. Great post! I love the advice, so helpful! The blogger workout is so unique, congratulations to XOXOAHY! Best of luck in The Alpha Files! Keep on blogging, beauty. 🙂


  2. Hello Darling,
    Gorgeousness Post!
    Adore the tips and advice featured in this post, you answered the advice question perfectly. Well done!
    By the way, thank you for letting us know about the blogging workout, totally genius!
    Want to get to know my current ♚Blogger Of The Month? Be sure to check out my most recent post ♚Yearning Yaw!
    Much Appreciated.
    Love You,
    Natalie x 🙂

  3. Hello, Aurora!

    Your stay-healthy tips are fabulous and I love the Blogger Workout, even though my whole body aches after a good AIM chat, heh heh… 🙂

    Best of luck in the contest!



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