The lies can be well..deceiving.
There are some myths that I want to take on this week – lies that I have definitely given in to and maybe you have to. But today – we are going to knock them out one at a time!
Myth 1: Do any of these symptoms describe you? I want to battle the myth that we have to work out 4 hours a day to see results.
- decreased performance
- decreased appetite
- disinterest in exercise
- fat gain
- mood change
If so – you may be going a bit overboard in the exercise. Things to consider? Be sure you take a rest day or two each week. If you give it your all in our boot camps, you are getting an intense workout so you have to recover. Get 8 hours of sleep each night when you can. Fuel your body. Consider your workout schedule and make sure it is balanced with cardio and strength and REST. If you aren’t sure – contact me and I can help!
Myth #2: LESS IS MORE. I want to battle the myth that we have to starve ourselves.
I am sure we have all given in to this lie right? If I just eat LESS then I will lose weight. And you know? To start with – you will. But we are not created to be walking around starving zombies. So when your body (as amazing as it is) figures out it is hungry – it goes in to starvation mode or “adaptive thermogenesis.” This means your body is fighting to protect itself. Your metabolism slows in order to conserve energy and what happens when your metabolism slows? You stop burning. So when you work HARDER to lose weight (ie cut MORE calories) your metabolism pulls back harder too and shuts down even more. Other symptoms of this include:
- obsession with food (you can’t stop thinking about it because your body is craving it all the time)
- weight regain
So if this sounds like you a bit – it is something we can work on together and try to make sure you are fueling yourself properly for the efforts you are putting in.
Today I just want to battle these myths that I have even succumbed to at some points. I want to be a light of shining hope for you as we work through this together. I am seriously on a quest for me, for you, for daughters, for women – everywhere. I am on a search to help us figure out TOGETHER what FITness looks like for #reallife. How are we going to make this a lifestyle, a marathon, a sustainable journey?
Well #1 – we get MAD about what we are seeing
#2 – we get SMART about the lies we are being told
I want you to spend time reflecting on your diet, your workouts, your results. Are they lining up in a holistic way? Are you giving your body time to heal and recover? If you need help- just message me! That is what I’m here for! We will figure this thing out TOGETHER.