The Line of Hypocrisy

Sometimes this whole health thing feels like I’m walking a thin line through a grey area.

I have these great goals – calories, macronutrient ratios, protein target, daily workouts – but they’re just goals, just words, just arbitrary numbers in a black hole, unless I make them actions and choices and targets. It takes motivation and commitment.

But then again, I don’t want to be that person who can’t go out for drinks after work. I like drinks.

The whole reason I started this blog here was to track a month or two of actual serious, dedicated effort, to see how much of a difference it actually makes. But because of that, every day I don’t do something feels like a wasted chance.

Do I want a month of seeing what it feels like to go 150%? Or do I want a month of a system I can actually maintain as a lifestyle?

And on the third (? Fourth?) hand… How can I go on and on about being healthy and “listen to your body” and then get mad at my body when it wants a rest day?

Health isn’t just physical. There’s mental pressure and stress that comes with this kind of thing – because health isn’t easy – and there has to be a balance, between the health gains you get by doing certain things and the energy you spend to get there.


What keeps you motivated? Are you a strict life-plan type or a more general lifestyle person?


2 thoughts on “The Line of Hypocrisy

  1. This is exactly what I’ve been struggling with! How much time is normal to spend on improving health if you’re not a professional athlete? If I’m doing this for me, shouldn’t it be making me feel good not stressed?

    It’s so hard not to compare or over think things. But it’s nice to know that others are having similar issues!

    • I’m so glad you commented (sorry for the delayed reply, haha, I’ve been out of town), because I really am glad to hear other people go through this thing too. “Shouldn’t it be making me feel good not stressed” is one of the best descriptions ever — this is for my *health* and it should be making me feel good, not worse. If I’m not enjoying myself or if I’m beating myself up for not doing more, is that “healthy”?

      Ugh. I’m glad it isn’t just me.

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