Monday, 28 May 2018

Nothing works for Everyone

Nothing works for everyone. There is no perfect program or form of exercise. There is no perfect eating plan or "diet".

So stop being such an ass about it!!! 

17-years in the fitness industry allows you to see and hear a lot of things.  One of my pet peeves is when people try to push their routines/habits on others, because "they're way is the best".  If that was really true, we'd all be doing the same thing by now wouldn't we?  With the internet and how quickly word travels world wide;  if the perfect program or eating method existed we would all know about it.  

Reality is it doesn't!  And there's so many ways to achieve the life and goals YOU want to achieve.  But you have to be ok with doing it your way.  I have some fitness and health professionals I follow and trust. All of whom are at the top of their game.  Despite there being some similarities in what they teach, guess what?...... There's some differences too!  Would you say they're wrong??  

Uh.... NO! 

There are elite level athletes who are vegan, those who are crossfitters, those who are paleo, those who run endurance races, those who are sprinters etc.... None of these people are wrong for how they choose to train and perform.  We, as the general population, need to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing or telling us and start listening to our own bodies to figure out what works for ourselves!! 

NO ONE has the right to say their way is better than another.  My approach to health and fitness is not everyone's cup of tea, just like crossfit or bodybuilding isn't mine for example.  Get over it! Much of our fitness and health approach needs to be focused inward rather than outward. And within that thought, we need to learn to listen to our own body, rather than what a book says or our neighbour who lifts weights 3-days per week.  

What works for one, will not necessarily work for another. Too many life factors contribute to everyone's daily lives that impact how they need/should approach their own health habits.  Also, because we all do different things within our daily lives, it leads to different methods of training creating success for ourselves.  For example;  A football player will train differently than a soccer player.  A gymnast will train differently than a powerlifter, an office worker will train differently than a junior hockey player  and so on.  

STOP looking and worrying about what everyone else is doing.  The way that is healthiest for you is what you can do consistently and makes you feel good.