You know that thing where a friend wants to get in shape and decides to go hire a trainer? Then they blow off the gym and wind up paying the trainer for nothing? Well, beating yourself up is exactly the same. Punishing yourself for your “bad” behavior instead of working to change it is the same as paying the trainer instead of going to the gym. The punishment lets you off the hook for having to actually do something. This podcast is about the value of acknowledging yourself when you’ve actually made it to the gym, no matter how bad you think you look in your metaphorical lycra.