There was a time years ago I fell into this trap. I saw someone on social media who looked how I wanted to look. I wanted to know EXACTLY what she did - workouts, meal plan, supplements, etc so I could do it too.
And I did. But the results weren't the same. Because I live in a different body than she does. I have different genetics than she does.
I learned quickly through my own experiments and through coaching that results are individual and that one person's approach that gets them phenomenal results won't work for the next person, particularly in regard to nutrition.
Weight loss is a very simple concept, and yet many people I meet already know what they need to do to achieve it. However, for seemingly various reasons, many don’t seem to be able to stay on track with their weight loss routine for too long. I believe they fail because they weren't ready to do what it takes in the first place.
Today I’m sitting outside in my hammock, drinking my second cup of coffee for the day, and reading my Precision Nutrition coaching lesson for the day. It’s a rare cool April day in Arizona and I’m going to enjoy sitting outside as long as possible. Annie is providing me some much needed laughter by jumping in the pool and then running around in the dirt.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones. This time of the year is all about catching up on long overdue quality family time and seeing friends. Unfortunately, the only downside to the holidays is that we humans created the custom of attaching festivities to masses amount of food and drinking over the centuries.
Therefore many people will wake up on the morning of December 26th or January 1st feeling sluggish, dozy and potentially miserable. If that sounds like you, read on to find out how to get rid of the guilt and get back on the fitness track asap.
Before you read this, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and have a seat because I have a lot on my heart that I need to get out.
I came to the realization yesterday that I haven’t been 100% authentic to myself and to you.
But first let me provide a little background for you.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve never felt like I fit in.
Last week I sent an email out to my inner circle that had a “tell it like it is vibe” to it. You know I’m a straight shooter when it comes to fitness. And while I usually wouldn’t share an inner circle email on my blog because they are my VIPs, I received so much feedback on it that I felt the urge to share it here.
Of course, if you were on my list, you would already know this. ;)
But before I get to the controversy I wanted to give you an update on what’s been going on with me.
Yesterday I was helping my daughter with her homework. She was working on a presentation for one of her classes and was stuck on how to write a conclusion. The presentation was about her. It included things about her family, hobbies she enjoyed, and her interests.
When she got to the end, she needed to summarize the presentation. She felt like she was just repeating what she already said. I explained to her that the point of a conclusion is to do just that. You are basically summarizing the information for the reader into one neat little paragraph of 3-5 sentences.
I decided to dig deeper into motivation after seeing most of my long-term clients going through a phase of very low motivation at least once during their fitness journey. I bet you know what I am talking about. The days when you wake up and feel like you don’t want to get out of bed, let alone make your way down to the gym and power through your workout.
Kind of like this...
Have you ever wondered how people can keep up with those trendy diets and workout plans available in abundance from the internet and reach their goals? I’ll tell you a secret: the number of results you get to see are only a fraction of the amount of people who try those plans (or fake before/after photos), the majority of people are not able to stick to it long enough or at all to see results.
I sent out a very personal email the other day to my insiders about some things I have been struggling with lately. The response to this email has been overwhelming.
Many of you sent words of encouragement for me or shared your current struggles and I can't even begin to tell you how much that means to me.
So this morning I'm sharing my email with all of you in hopes that you'll be encouraged to know that you're not alone in your struggles. That we all face difficult situations that wreak havoc in our lives in some form or another.
I am a wife, mom, grandma & former professional “diet and exercise hopper" who understands the challenges of being 40lb overweight after having children & the damage repeated sense of failure can cause to your confidence and self-esteem.