My Fitness Obsession Burned Me Out Instead of Empowering Me

As a fitness professional I often feel the ridiculous and impossible need to have my health all figured out, but honestly, I don’t.

This summer, numerous health professionals warned me that if I didn’t slow down I would hurt myself.

How did I let myself get to this breaking point? Believe me, I’ve been trying to figure this out.

I think my constant need to be “doing” is based in large part on an unconscious worry that if I let my guard down, even for a moment, I’ll slip back into the teenage version of me, who was unhealthy and desperately unhappy. Plus, it’s currently easy for me to work long hours and prioritize it over sleep and vacation because I genuinely love my job as a personal trainer and fitness writer. READ MORE