Life Performance Blog: How To Stay Fit During Stressful Times

By John Berardi, PhD, CSCS

When emergency strikes, fitness is often the first thing to go. Solution: Stay on track by letting go of "perfection." The PN team shares their strategies for maintaining health and fitness during extra-stressful life transitions.

A case of the "what-ifs"

When I made up my mind to get in better shape, I started with all the usual worries and stewed in what-ifs.

What if I lost my resolve and ate too much, or too fast, or the wrong stuff? What if the guys at the gym laughed at me? What if I couldn't do the workouts? What if I couldn't follow through?

Worst of all: What if I failed?

We're all afraid of failure. Most of us manage to keep that fear