Success is not an accident. Self love is not an accident. Amazing marriages are not an accident. Cavity free dentist appointments are not an accident. I really believe that the amount of effort you put into each aspect of your life is directly correlated to the result you're getting there. .
When it comes to health & fitness, etc. it's become rather controversial. Some people preach #noexcuses #grindeveryday while others preach forgiving yourself and that kind of stuff. I think I've been on both ends of the spectrum throughout my life but fall somewhere in the middle now. Constantly beating yourself up is a recipe for burnout and binging but constantly justifying behavior that you aren't really proud of isn't exactly a strategy I'd want to apply in any aspect of my life either. .
So what's the answer? Well - it's adapting. I hate flossing but upgrading myself to a sonicare and investing in some dental tools to scrape the plaque from time to time allows me to floss when I get very not-frequent urges to. And with health & fitness? I adapted there as well. I eat & train smarter, not harder. I do things with my nutrition that don't make me feel restricted, I recognize my mental habits and design my lifestyle around THAT. .
It's not to say that you don't have to change a little or get uncomfortable but getting to know the person in the mirror allows you to make that person happy & healthy :)