Don’t Kill Yourself
Eating like you’re a yoga-loving health food guru, working out like a pro athlete and doing it all seven days per week is going to get you excellent results. In fact, you’ll start dropping fat faster than a parolee drops singles at a strip club. The problem is that you won’t be able to keep it up for any real length of time.
Without getting too touchy-feely, you need to cut yourself some slack once in a while. If you just can’t stand a full workout because you put in 12 hours at the office, do half your workout. Don’t go home and beat yourself up.
Even worse, don’t fall of the diet and exercise wagon. Just because you didn’t work out or you had an extra beer at a party doesn’t mean you should end your day in a shame spiral that involves Oreo cookies or something.
Get back on the horse, keep a steady hand, play through the pain, walk it off…or whatever your favorite coach or old man used to tell you. One mistake isn’t going to kill you, even if it was a big one.