I just saw this on Pinterest today and had to post it. This is such a great summary of what I've learned and what I have to keep re-learning, in order to move forward. There is no "one fit", in fitness. There is no "One Size Fits All" way to eat or "diet" and there isn't only one way to workout to get lean.
Believe it or not, this simple concept is something that I failed to acknowledge for the better part of my Bracket Years. I kept stopping and starting either my "diet plan" or my workout routine because:
- I would read a book or an article in a fitness magazine or a blog post by someone that contradicted what I was doing. I would immediately interpret my efforts as a failure and as "wasted time" and I'd throw it all away and start a totally new approach.
- Someone- a trainer, a blogger, a nutritionist, whoever- would tell me that the reason I hadn't lost X pounds yet was because of something like, "Oh you are eating sweet potatoes past 4pm! That's why!!" or, "Oh, I didn't know you were doing DELI meat! That has sodium fillers in it so of course you are retaining water!!"-- and then I'd throw all my offensive foods away and go to Borders and buy some NEW book make NEW lists for the grocery and go START OVER AGAIN.
Now-- I do not share this to blame those people or the books I read....not at all. It was ME in my overly-panicked state of mind the past couple of years that CRAVED finding a quick fix. As much as I "preached" here about losing weight the right way and being sensible and healthy, deep down, I wanted simply to know I could do something in X timetable and KNOW without a doubt I'd be in a size 6 again with 2 snaps.
I just wanted to KNOW. As if I couldn't tell myself!!! WTH!!! I felt that I needed someone to tell me or show me the secret solution that was evading me on how to get back in optimal shape-- because there was no way that I could do that on my own......
I'd given up believing that I could do it. I'd given up believing that I was capable.
Well thank GOD that my new Kelly brain WOKE UP finally and snapped out it- or started to snap out of it. I'm a perpetual work in progress, but I've come SO SO far -- mentally--- in shedding the inhibiting behaviors of my past.
Getting fit, or more fit, is pretty simple. It's not a complex scientific solution that only the very wise and studied people can figure out. Sure, we might tweak things along the way, but we need to MOVE MORE and EAT LESS. We need to find a way to eat so that WHAT WE EAT IS NOT THE #1 FOCUS OF OUR BRAIN ALL DAY LONG. We shouldn't be dreaming about cookies all day because we've designed a diet of fish and broccoli ONLY with NOTHING ELSE. And we shouldn't be obsessively worried about not getting our protein FEEDING in by 11am instead of 11:30am. for optimal meal spacing.
This quote is SO true. When you are ready for success, you will know it more on the inside than you can probably put into words. I certainly feel that way now. Today, I was at the Indy 500. I wore SHORTS. I haven't worn shorts in 2 summers! WTH!! Why? Because I've been caught up in how gross I felt I looked and I didn't want to wear shorts until I wore my size 6 shorts and they were baggy. For me, going out and about in my shorts NOW before I've reached my goal-- that's a big deal. It's a big deal because it means I'm finally really starting to trust myself. To take a deep breath and enjoy the ride along the way.....and to KNOW, to finally KNOW that I will get there, in my own time.
I have some GREAT new workouts at home that I cannot wait to dive into-- the RushFit ones- OMG peeps-- I will do some detailed reviews of all 6 DVDS but the first one-I previewed and it is VERY VERY thorough on the instruction. And the actual workout looks TOUGH-- totally different moves and mixes of moves.
I really need him to be my Thursday boyfriend. Maybe even Thursday-Friday. I like boyfriends that can kick the living crap out of anyone. Don't judge me, I like the bada** ok? It works for me. Probably also explains why I have no boyfriend at the moment.
Another mantastic DVD set is the RKS Kettlebell program-- another VERY VERY THOROUGH instructional portion which is pretty awesome. Doesn't hurt that the manjoyment factor is high.
ALSO PEEPS== many of you have been asking when TRX will go on sale again--- it is on sale this weekend for $30 off...!! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
So, clearly, with TRX, my UGIFit Ball and workouts, my RKS Kettlebell DVDs, Rush Fit, Jillian DVDs, new CATHE DVDS, the future looks pretty FUN!! I'm excited!! OMG hello and Brazil Butt Lift and Insanity Asylum!! Good Heavens!
And wow-- it has been an exciting week at FitFluential!!! DANG-- some of you, well heck, all of you are WOWING us with your FitFluential Ambassador applications and blog posts and videos!! We are still watching them and -- wow, it's just reminding me why I founded this company--to highlight amazing inspiring people with amazing motivating fitness stories. WOOT!! And-- yes, there is still time to get in your Ambassador application--- we are closing up Phase One on June 1st-- so start by CLICKING HERE.
Not sure about being an "Ambassador" but still want to be a part of FitFluential, and be IN on all the exclusive deals, discounts, giveaways, conference announcements and regional events in your area? Want to read other bloggers and LEARN about the latest and greatest in fitness plus get recipes and all kinds of ideas on how to lead a fit and fun lifestyle? Then you MUST join the FitFluential FAMILY-- VERY SIMPLE-- start by CLICKING HERE.
If you have any questions about FitFluential-- you can always email me at kelly at FitFluential.com. ;-)
QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is your favorite cookout food? Mine is by far, potato salad!!