About the Fitness
The day after giving birth i wanted to get on the exercise wagon, i didnt listen to the midwifes saying i should let myself heal which ended up with me having problems from ignoring them.
long story short i had to stop everything for my health
I guess i was trying to be stronger than i needed to be,which after a natural birth i dunno why i needed to prove anything to myself tbh
But i guess the journey starts now 👌
I guess the advice to take is
Health over goals
Fitness myths I stopped believing and doing for good reason.
I’ve learned many things about the fitness industry over 30 years. I didn’t always implement the best practices for myself. I was in the majority of fitness pros back then applying methods marketed as healthy & normal. It wasn’t - Sorry fitness peeps.🤷🏼♀️
Years of learning & growth as a fitness expert has changed my attitude/philosophy about health & fitness. I no longer believe the following:
-Supplements necessary to achieve superior fitness levels.
-Protein shakes/eating lots of protein as the only way to lean & look muscular.
-Restrict carbs to lean out my body.
-Extreme daily workouts to lean down/gain muscle.
-Food restriction to lose fat/reach fitness goals.
-The leaner the better.
-Dry out (dehydrate) to look leaner for comp stage/photo shoot.
-No pain no gain with workouts.
All BS, unhealthy, & often leads to body dysmorphia & disordered eating. These inaccurate rules are strict, unrealistic, & not scientifically supported for health & wellness.
Let’s debunk this 💩 right here & now...
-Supplements may be prescribed for nutrient deficiency/other medical diagnosis. Otherwise, daily nutrient requirements can be met eating nutrient dense foods.
-Protein shakes aren’t necessary. Protein is essential but is often over consumed. Athletes may require a bit more but general guidelines are 0.8g of protein per kg of body weight.
-Restricting carbs can cause nutrient deficiency & other health problems. Carbs are a primary energy source necessary for optimal fitness.
-Exercise doesn’t have to be extreme to be effective. We require rest days for muscle recovery & to avoid over training syndrome.
-Food restriction is unrealistic & not sustainable. It can lead to nutrient deficiencies & other health problems.
-Leaner doesn’t mean better. Women dropping below essential body fat (10-13%) are at risk for hormonal imbalance & other health problems.
-Drying out is not a safe practice & can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, & other health problems.
-There is normal exercise discomfort & pain that doesn’t feel right. Reduce risk of injury knowing the difference & listen to your body.
So you could say I went on a social media "detox" for a few days.✌️ •
Just in those two days... WOW did I have a lot of free time. I can't believe that I actually sat on my phone for over 3-4 hours a day without feeling like my business was making HUGE strides forward.... Add that up That's around 25 hours a week.
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With this extra free over the last few days, I was able to:
•established a new monthly budget
•found ways to save $ with a dope book I dove into
•switched my dog to a raw diet
•cooked more meals
•focused on my mental game more
•improved my overall mood by feeling in the moment with this little beauty👩👧 •
I personally wanted to "organize" my life a little more and spend more time on myself- which I have accomplished by doing this.⠀🤘 •
I've also learned that it is OK to spend SOME time on my phone outside working my business. •
Us entrepreneurs/bloggers sometimes get stuck justifying work at “scrolling.” • ... ya feel me •
From this I've gained insight on the fact that I don't need social interaction to be happy, but have found I like it most to be connected to the people who I inspire and get to work with more than anything. I mean, that’s what life is all about right! •
Being more in touch with things going on around you IN REAL LIFE is far more important than what is going on in your 5 inch screen. •
I challenge you for a “Social Media Detox!” 😌 •
I think I’ll make it a quarterly tradition to give myself a social media break. And its not entirely because its toxic but it serves as a greater gift to myself of really being in one place completely without thinking that there’s another world that needs to be updated 🙌🏼 •
You down to try it or what!