Progress, not Perfection

nutrition books(a post by Tammy)

I can sometimes get bogged down when I read books and blogs on nutrition. There is always something different I need to change. And that can get, well, discouraging.

This post is as much to encourage myself, as it is those who read it. Because I don’t always eat “perfectly” or make 100% “green” choices, but I’m doing my best.

My best is the here and now and I’m always making changes and getting new information.

My best today looks different than it did a year ago, and different from it will look in a year to come.

A year ago I used “buttery spread” thinking it was healthier than butter. Now I use coconut oil or butter.

A year ago I wanted to use coconut oil. A few months ago, I purchased a gallon of coconut oil, and have found ways to incorporate it into our diet.

Over two years ago, I learned for the first time about the benefits of raw milk. Three weeks ago, I bought a cow share and now get raw milk. It took a while for this change to take place, as I needed a convenient arrangement, as well as an affordable share.

So don’t be discouraged by all the changes you may need or want to make! Just pick one or two and make them happen.

It has been my experience that the changes I make slowly are better kept than a drastic overhaul, especially when it pertains to diet.

I may not be able to do it all right now. But I’m doing my best right now.

Are you focusing on your progress, or just perfection?


Tammy has lived in Grand Rapids for nearly 7 years, and is a wife and stay at home mom. She enjoys learning new ways to save money, crafting, and cooking.

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About donielle

Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.