Hello everybody! Welcome back to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to help people find their way to a healthier lifestyle. I mostly talk about exercise, nutrition and the science behind them, which are my areas of expertise, but I also talk about sleeping habits, minimalism and many other subjects related to wellbeing and healthy lifestyle.
Today’s post will be nice and short because I just want to give you a message of hope and sympathy. This message is also the best tip I can ever give you to ensure success in your fitness journey, or in any other journey: don’t get obsessed.
When you have a goal in mind, whether it’s losing a couple of kilos, winning a championship, or leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to work hard towards it, give up on some things such as junk food, hours spent on your social media, or even toxic relationships that stop you from achieving your desired goal, and sometimes ask for professional help (PT, nutritionist, psychologist, etcetera). I have heard some PTs and fitness gurus say “you need to live for your goal”. But there is a downside to all this. Some people can’t help getting obsessed with their goal, and the physical and psychological consequences can be worse than the starting point: depression, stress, anxiety, burnout, injuries, sickness, putting those kilos you lost back on, frustration, giving up, just to mention a few.
It’s good not to lose focus on your goal and what you’d like to become, and it’s good to be conscious about what you must do to get there, but someone who is obsessed will never forgive themselves for skipping the diet once, or skipping training when they’re not feeling well. For this subject, check last week’s post: should I rest or should I train?
Skip the diet once in a while, and do not feel bad for it, rest up the days you don’t feel well, and don’t think that’s going to be a deal breaker to reach your goal, meet up with those friends who drink a lot, and show them your progress and how you can overcome peer pressure. As long as you can do it just this once and then go back to your diet, exercise routine, or healthy habits in general, treat yourself. This will not only be helpful for your fitness goals, it’ll be helpful in any other area of your life. Don’t try to lead a perfect life without any flaws, without making mistakes, and most of all, don’t blame yourself for it.
Every person and their journey will be different, so don’t compare yourself and your progress with others, as tempting as that can be. That’s another mistake we recurrently make. Check out my post on this!
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