Why is it that some people never put on weight/easily put on muscles, can eat what they like – and others, YOU, ME can’t?
It’s the same reason why some people win the Lottery and good people get injured or suffer bad luck. Even young fit people, like The Factory’s Extreme Hiit queen Alexandra, has been struggling with injuries later. It’s so frustrating.
But life isn’t fair. No one said it would be.
We all suffer setbacks and disappointments. It’s how we react to them – how quickly we put aside our hurt feelings and get back doing the things we know support us – that makes the difference.
Being fit and healthy isn’t rocket science. We all know we need to move a bit more in classes or gym session, walks or swims, and eat less rubbish. We might also be working with genetic propensities to put on weight, or chronic conditions like asthma, arthritis, diabetes. We might have to work around old injuries, and tackle depression which makes us feel as if getting dressed is an almighty task, let alone getting to the gym after a day’s work.
Don’t let feelings of self-pity stop you from achieving your goals.
Take one small step towards making yourself feel better – not the quick fix ofcoffee and chocolate that will make you feel worse in the long run if you over-indulge. But something positive – like half an hour with a good book, a class, a soak in the bath, a nicely prepared meal, a massage.