Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself When Trying to Lose Weight
For some people, it can be very easy to get discouraged when trying to lose weight. Learning how to be patient while staying consistent is key.
But in the struggle to stay consistent with workouts or diet, comes the inevitable downfall of missing a workout or cheating on your diet and the immediate guilt afterwards.
This is completely normal and is a sign that you are in fact, only human. The best thing to do in this situation is to accept the fact that you faltered, and then move on.
Don’t beat yourself up and feel upset over what happened. You can’t change the past and if you let it bring you down, you’re only hurting yourself.
Shit happens, we’re not perfect. You can’t expect to make every single workout and follow your diet to the T. It’s just not practical.
Don’t sweat the small stuff, but instead focus on the big picture (i.e. your long term or short term goals).
The best thing to do is act like it never happened and just pick up where you left off. We all want to do our best, but it is quite possible to get too “into it” where you make your life revolve around your workouts and nutrition.
This is unhealthy and will end up having an adverse effect on your life and the people closest to you. You need to find that balance where you take it seriously, but not to the extreme.
Don’t obsess over the small things and you’ll be on the right track for your weight loss journey.