Midweek motivation!

Drink WATER!

Yes, I've said that already this week. BUT it's hot and as I've mentioned before, it's that first week or two of heat that can really cause some problems. Stay hydrated (beer doesn't count).

 Context coming...

Context coming...

I'll admit that Maya Angelou was probably not talking about nutrition or fitness in this quote but, that doesn't mean that we can't use it as such.

Sometimes we "fall off the wagon" when we go out to eat or to a party. Sometimes we "just don't feel like it" when we don't go to the gym. And sometimes we say, "Screw it, I want that piece of cake."

All of that is ok. What's important to do is to realize that this isn't a failure. This isn't a defeat.

This is normal.

We aren't strong all the time.

We can't eat perfectly all the time. 

We won't feel like working out all the time. 

You're normal if you're feeling, or have felt, these things. We know these feelings aren't permanent and that we didn't fail for deciding to have that slice of cake.

It's something to learn from. To grow and understand ourselves in a deeper manner. 

If you've felt like this, get up! Dust yourself off. Learn from what happened and move forward. Ask yourself these three questions:

  • What did I want when I did that?
  • Why did I keep doing it?
  • What strategies can I put in place to face this in a more productive way in the future?

If you need help answering these questions, feel free to ask. I'm happy to help how I can!

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