Do we still fit into our summer clothes? Why did we keep ‘treating ourselves’ even though Easter was months ago? Should we join the gym?
It’s sad that we have trained ourselves to react in this way. Plastered all over the media, we see headlines like ‘get bikini body ready’ and ‘shape up for summer’ and immediately we feel disheartened. We compare ourselves to the models in the magazines, watching the dreaded circle of shame attach itself to our favourite celebrities, and feel rubbish.
We feel rubbish about how we look, and how we ‘haven’t reached our goals’ – how we’ve failed. But the thing is – you haven’t failed. You are strong, beautiful and you have achieved so much since you started this journey.
When summer rolls round, it’s OK to jump on the motivation train. It’s a great time to do so, as the food is colourful and fresh, our moods are lifted and we’re able to play outside. So instead of punishing yourself and...