10 Things to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over


  1. For not being where you want to be. Who is, really? In my mind,  if you already are exactly where you want to be with all of your aims and goals ticked of the list, then what’s the point? Make the most of having something to strive for.
  2. For not knowing where it is that you even want to be. That’s okay too. The world is pretty big and we always change our mind. Fitness people always go on about the importance of having specific goals, which is true to an extent, but it’s also okay to not know quite yet. I have difficulty deciding what to eat for lunch…let alone where I want to be in 1 or 5 or 10 years time.
  3. For feeling guilty after having a ‘cheat’ day. For goodness sake, if you’re going to having a cheat day then enjoy it while it lasts and stop complaining about it. You may not make the best decisions of your life on cheat day… but they probably won’t be the worst either.
  4. For having ‘bad’ food and not working out on a non “cheat” day. The good thing about today is that there is always tomorrow.
  5. For sleeping through your alarm. We all do it. Don’t panic about all the articles that insist that all successful and productive people wake up at the crack of dawn with a glass of lemon water and a shot of wheatgrass. Once in awhile won’t hurt you – sometimes, sleeping in is your body’s way of telling you to calm down and let it rest.
  6. For dropping one of the 10 million balls you’re juggling. Stop comparing yourself to that perfect girl (or boy) on social media who seems to balance a full time job, 20000000 followers on social media, a successful blog, home-cooked meals (exquisitely photographed), 2.5 kids, a social life, extracurricular activities and working out twice a day whilst remaining perfectly manicured and without breaking a sweat. That’s the thing about social media. It’s generally, usually, 99.9% fabrication. You never know what’s going on behind the screen so just prioritise and concentrate on you.
  7. For not being able to create perfectly symmetrical, colour coordinated food. That’s a thing nowadays.
  8. For not knowing what ‘macros’ are. They may be magical, but I lead a very healthy lifestyle despite being oblivious to their powers, and I’m happier for it.
  9. For wanting to get fit but just not knowing how. It’s a learnint curve – everyone has to start somewhere, right?
  10. For secretly hating exercise. Please, who doesn’t? Besides, Love and Hate are just two sides of the same coin, right?

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