Social media this morning was a big mess of people feeling guilty about not being the best they can be, not training enough, not eating properly. Well I just say you get out what you put in. If you only eat well and exercise 50-60% of the time STOP expecting amazing results, if you are also starving yourself and training like a mad person, your body will be tired, run down and probably storing any fuel it has as supplies.
Comparing yourself to anyone else is just madness. You have NO idea of how their body functions or how it adapts to clean eating or exercise, everyone is DIFFERENT.
Killing yourself by training lots and eating less is not a healthy way to get healthy for LIFE, yes it might make you look good at the end of your challenge but what has it taught you? Nothing. You will be tired, run down sick, grumpy and probably go right back to your habits before. Yeah that is so the look you were going for right?
Finding out what suits you is vital. Do what works for you! Listen to your body, if you are hungry all the time you are starving yourself and your body won't function properly let alone drop body fat and build muscle. You need appropriate fuel to do that, good protein, fats and some good carbs. Building muscle takes TIME, that is why the scales are irrelevant!! Your body goes through so many processes daily from digestion, to absorbing nutrients, breathing etc that your weight will fluctuate. If you have those scales that say you have put on 4% muscle in a week, throw them out!! I think the rough average guide for women is about 0.12 – 0.25 pounds of muscle per week (or about 0.5 - 1 pound of muscle gained per month). 2.2kgs to a pound.
You can still make great changes in a short time if you are consistent with your nutrition and your training. Stick to your routine for at least 4-6 weeks before making any drastic changes - plan out your training, nutrition and stick to it. NO excuses, I don't care what happens in your life (well of course I care, you get my drift). Life will always throw shit at you, there will always be birthdays, work/personal events, dinners and you need to stand up for yourself, be proud and stick with the healthy eating etc and say NO to that cupcake at your 4 year old niece's birthday, are you seriously going to do it to keep her from getting upset? She is 4 years old, she will get over it!
Stop with the excuses, stop with the guilt and just get healthy, achieve YOUR goals you have set out for yourself. You don't need BAD treats, learn how to make delicious healthy treats from wholesome foods, get out of that negative headspace. If you want a glass of wine, have one and just stop there. Be strong, be the person you want to be. Lead by example. Actions speak louder than words.
JUST FECKING DO IT!