How to forgive yourself & get back on track when life gets in the way of fitness

We all have things that get in the way of our fitness goals. For me,  it’s usually work. For you, it might be illness, injury, childcare, pet  care, social obligations…the list goes on.

No guilt, no gain? Not quite

Writing for Psychology Today, Dr. Pirkko Markula talks about how women can be particularly susceptible to exercise-related guilt.

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Forgiving yourself, finding success

Research has shown that those who practice self-forgiveness have better  mental and emotional well-being, more positive attitudes and healthier relationships.

Take small steps

I readjusted my expectations to focus on small things that I knew I  could do, like eating a healthy breakfast, and climbing the five flights of  stairs to and from my apartment.

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Focusing on negative thoughts may lead to decreased motivation as well as greater feelings of helplessness.

Tune down negative self-talk


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