Get Back Up and Go
It’s been a tough couple of weeks to get to the gym and to eat right. I’ve tried to make my gym time count and to make better food choices during the holidays, but the biggest thing I’ve done for myself is to be OK with not being perfect in my training plan.
I think it’s easy for women to punish ourselves when we fall off the health wagon. Our lives are busy. We are juggling multiple roles, and the stress at not doing everything up to our own high standards can become overwhelming. So we throw up our hands and say something to the effect of, “well, it’s over. I failed. I’m going back to what makes me feel comfortable.”
The problem with this thinking is that we would never let our children give up so easily. Think about it. As our kids grow, we encourage them to try and fail in multiple things and in multiple ways. But we always help dust them off and send them back out with a smile and an encouraging word.
Ladies, we must be that kind to ourselves, as well. We aren’t going to make the best health choices all the time. We are people. Very busy people. So give yourself a little encouragement. Dust yourself off and get back out there. We only truly fail when we decide to stop trying.