Now, I told you this was click bait and yet, here you are 😂. Disclosure the picture is a dessert Erin made earlier this week and is not discussed here but I’d be more than happy to post if anyone wants it ☺️.
Today, is something different from most days. Usually, SFP gives you a piece of equipment, technology, or some other type of “hack” that can add value to your day. But today, I wanted to give you a quick word of advise wherever, you may be on your journey.
I’m a part of many different groups from basic group chats on my phone to facebook groups, and yes, even a mastermind or two. They all have a different purpose and no, not all is specific to fitness. Some are for confidence boosters, others are “think tanks” to get your mind going for your business, and finally yes, a good majority are health and fitness related.
With everyone having an opinion on health and fitness these days it’s more important than ever, to find qualified people to seek your answers from. Yes, anyone can help motivate you but not everyone understands the science behind certain things.
I am by no means saying you must have a degree or certification to mean qualified but I am saying, you should seek experience and qualifications first vs. what someone does or just looks like.
EVERYONES SELLING YOU SOMETHING.
Just scroll through your feed and see all the incredibly shredded, jacked, or ripped humans throughout the social world.
Take a quick look at his/her bio and BAM! GET JACKED or RIPPED like me NOW!!!!!
and in 12 HOURS YOU CAN BE TOO!!!!!!!!! SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!!!!!!
🙄Give me a break. If anyone of these persons is a real fitness expert they will tell you right off the bat, 21 days is garbage when it comes to BIG GOALS.
Hey, I’m all for whatever gets you 🏃moving and taking a step in the right direction but no that a quick challenge is just that, a small step to your larger goals. I get pretty upset when I see tons of people being taken advantage of this way because the sellers know you’d give anything to look just like them.
But like most of the people 🏆showcasing their bods on social media, if you want something like that, you have to work for it. In the kitchen, in the lab, and everywhere around you. Your movement is your opportunity to reshape your body and image.
So, stop scrolling and wishing and instead, start moving!
The whole point of this article is to get you from the mindset of searching for the perfect diet, workout plan, detox, or whatever else everyone is trying to sell you on.
Literally, just pick one thing as in a type of diet or workout and try it out for 30 days with no exceptions to see how you feel. If you feel great, awesome, stay with that. If you feel ok then change-up a few things. If you feel like poop, then try something else. We (myself included) get into this mindset where we see someone else doing something or looking amazing and think oh hey! they must have the secrete.
You want to know the actual secrete?
THERE IS NO BEST WORKOUT PLAN, DIET, ETC.ETC.ETC.
The perfect plan is completely dependent on the individual, his/her goals, current biological status, and more! What works for you in your 20s may not even come close to work whats for you in your 40s. If you once ate pizza and never gained a pound but now look at a twix and gain 12lbs, well somethings going on now that needs to be addressed which was present before.
Instead of drooling over others, why not become the ultimate detective for yourself. And of course share your experience but again know, just because it worked for you doesn’t mean it will work for the next person or anyone else in the world, for that matter.
Instead of working in absolutes like paleo = good/bad, high carbs = good/bad, sugar = good/bad, I believe we should be accepting of all and understand not everyone has the same goals or the same biology driven their fundamental processes. Also, youR body doesn’t really work that way so why should you.
Biologically speaking, if you ingest a substance, the substance is broken down or not broken down which typically sets off a chain of events. Your body doesn’t go, oh hey! everyone, sugar’s back, let’s close the doors on it because sugar is a bad substance.
Your body sees sugar as fuel and if you don’t need that fuel right away, the body wants to store that fuel for later use.
Problems then arise when all we keep doing is giving our body fuel we don’t need. This is why most diet plans end up working. They all usually have the same specs: eat more veggies, limit either cars or fats and then the opposite macro will be higher while your protein goal may vary depending on your exercise level and type.
What my colleagues don’t want you to know is they don’t have secrete workouts, secrete diets, or anything else you can’t easily access from the internet these days. In general, grab a simple workout plan to follow for 12 weeks.
Institute healthier eating or pick one of the many diets out there to try for 30 days. I usually suggest starting on the diet for 1-2 weeks then starting a 12-week protocol but that’s ultimately, your call.
Lastly, I will, however, suggest if you are at an elite level, an athlete, very serious about your workouts, health, etc. hands on coaching is where you need to be. And the difference between a good and a great coach can make or break your peak performance.