I recently posted a blog about how to really feel good about yourself by working out and the importance of keeping yourself in good shape. I received an email from a guy who read that blog that said, “David I get it. I get feeling good about myself. But what if I’m injured, and I used to be able to bench 200 lbs and now I can’t?”

The first thing I would tell this guy is to re-read that blog. I herniated a disc in my back about a year ago. I can’t run anymore, and can only do fast cardio or spin classes. I can’t do yoga like I used to, but yet I still go to the gym. I just do less.

I work out with lighter weights and more repetitions. I do less aggressive cardio.
The point is that I’m still going.

In order to feel great about yourself, you have to continue to do things that make you feel great. I know that if I don’t work out for a week, I really don’t feel good.

I don’t feel great about myself. I don’t feel my most attractive.

So it doesn’t matter what my partner says. It doesn’t matter if she thinks I look hot. I still need to feel great.

It is really about practicing self love every single day. Make a list of things that make you feel really good.

If you can’t do your regular workout regimen, then you need to think about what you can do. You need to think about what’s possible for you.

There is nothing I would love more than to be able to sprint down the beach. It would feel so great to feel the wind in my face as I run from my house down to the water and back, but I can’t do it.

I do what my body allows me to do and I make the best of it. I do that so I can still feel really good.

So to the guy who sent me this question, I hope I answered it! As you guys know, I write a new blog every single day and a lot of my ideas for the blogs come from things around me and from your questions. I am always interested in your questions, so keep posting them in the blog!