There’s a difference between LOOKING happy & healthy vs. BEING happy & healthy 🎭
The fitness industry has been overrun by extremists. It’s become less of a norm to train well simply to become a stronger, more capable, healthier version of yourself.
The issue w the mainstream view of “fitness” is that it doesn’t take REALITY into account.
Imagine yourself, as a regular A$$ human (not an athlete or model, simply a regular person w a desk job or whatever)
-eating in a deficit for the rest of your life.
-or striving for progressive overload for the rest of your life…
That sounds $H!TTY lol.
I exercise bc I wanna run my 4’10 granny A$$ around & keep up w my grandkids someday, but that doesn’t mean I have to “never miss a Monday” my way there.
Back in 2019, I found myself working out to fulfill someone else’s agenda – not my own.
Going to the gym, training well, safely, & with intuition has become the least sexy fitness method these days.
Imagine a positive change in things like gym culture, sleep & recovery patterns, or even programming itself.
Humans have a need for autonomy; nobody likes being bossed around, even if it’s coming from your own mind. That’s why constant self-criticism leads us to rebel against behaviors we know are in our best interest.
One of the best exercises you can do is sitting w your discomfort in why you can’t give yourself a damn break. What B$ are you avoiding?
A successful fitness regimen isn't complete without rest days. Taking breaks allows your body to rebuild & repair itself from the hard work you put in. It's a critical part of progress, regardless of your fitness goals, level or sport. There will be a point of diminishing returns. I lived it, and sometimes I feel like I’m still recovering from it.