One of the most common themes that comes up with myself and my clients is the issue of being hard on ourselves on our health and fitness journey. We often think we need to be more strict, more intense, more perfect or more committed in order to realize our fitness goals. So we get frustrated with ourselves for missed workouts, we berate ourselves for less than optimal food choices and we unknowingly create more stress and shame than is actually helpful.
When we find ourselves fully engulfed in the throws of summer, our days are occupied with when vacation starts, who is going to make dinner on the BBQ and whether we'd like to take the paddle board or the kayak out for a mid-day adventure. We might not be as concerned about completing our workouts and drinking enough water.