So you had a bad workout?
So you ate a piece of cake?
So you haven’t worked out in forever?
So you binge watched Netflix after taking a cab four blocks?
I’ll be the first to tell you to work hard, but work smart ladies. You won’t achieve your goals over night, but don’t beat yourself up over a set back (or three), we’re only human. Remember that one bad workout or one scoop of ice cream doesn’t make you a failure. Remember that health, wellness and fitness is a journey not a destination. Don’t put yourself down, build yourself up.
Today I had an awful workout (it happens to everyone!). I couldn’t run more than a mile at a 12 min mile pace. I ran a full marathon at a 10 min mile pace just four months ago and haven’t exactly stopped running. I could not find the motivation to even lift a 5lbs dumbbell. All that was going through my head was “Why? What is happening? Jennie, you’re the worst!”
Don’t ever ever ever put yourself down. You are your biggest critic, but you also need to be your biggest supporter.
We are all only human. We all have bad days. One workout will not make or break you.
So being the logical, overthinking crazy dog lady I am...I did some soul searching and discovered that I was probably just tired, dehydrated and bored so I got off the treadmill, got in my car, got in my bed and took a nap. I woke up from my nap and set a goal for myself: tomorrows workout will be better because you’re going to do something different.
Ladies, sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to love ourselves always.
So, recognize your failures along with your successes.
Set short and long term attainable goals to make changes, let us know if you need help!!
And never stop loving yourself.