We all know it can be so difficult to keep a balance sometimes.  Sometimes we feel like going really hardcore, other times we need to be a little bit more lenient. I have been working in this industry for a long time, but I have also been very introspective about my own relationship with my health and wellness over the years.  I started off by being really gung-ho and hardcore, and then have experienced highs and lows of motivation along the way, ever since.

What can I say at this point? In the big picture, that is exactly how it should be, and with a low degree of extremes.  When you are having an off day or week, it is important to remember that it is sometimes simply part of the process. We CAN'T be 100% motivated all the time.  The earth can't all be flat, and we can't have day without night or vice versa.  You must respect the process, forgive yourself for weaker days and sometimes be as bloody enthusiastic as you feel like on your strong ones!

I want to share a couple of thoughts from Instagram:

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Point being, your relationship with your health (and taking care of it) is a lifelong one.  Respect the process, and go with the flow to some regard.  Give yourself what it needs the most.

Don't beat yourself up, do the best you can.  Be a friend to yourself when you need a push, or be a friend to yourself when you maybe just need to ease up for a minute.

But at the end of the day, easing up a little bit is not giving up. Muting for a minute or lightening your load is okay, as you keep moving forward - and shutting down is not.  If you can remain calm and take it as it comes, think of this relationship as a permanent commitment to self-care and health with its varying degrees of intensity, and in the big picture you will be as healthy as can be - and most of all, happy.