We live in a world of information at our every turn. Need an answer?, within seconds and a few taps we have an answer. This is amazing, but at the same time overwhelming.
My goal with this blog, with everything I do in regards to health, fitness, yoga and nutrition is with the goal in mind to make it simple and approachable.
I was having a conversation with someone about fitness and they said to me "I wish I was one of these people into working out and fitness". You know what I said? "I said that exact same thing 6 years ago." I tried many different things, running, weights, yoga, bikini competing, home DVD's, macro counting, gym group classes and so on. My love of fitness just sort of developed as I tried new things.
We all start somewhere and I think so of us "fitness people" forget that a little. There is always new research coming out for better ways to work out and nutrition tips and so on. I think that is the most overwhelming part. We don't want to start working out, put time and effort in to find out we could do it an easier and better way? Burn fat faster or build muscle more efficiently right?
But I believe that's part of the fitness journey. Trying things, finding out they don't work and trying something else. As I said in my Love Your Fitness blog post, try a bunch of things, find what you love and go with it. Who cares if it really burns fat the fastest if you hate doing it. What is there is a more efficient way at building muscle, but it draws everything out of you mentally to do it. Is it really that much more effective? Just MOVE YOUR BODY!
Experiment with eating styles even. In a world of paleo, macro counting, clean eating, gluten free, vegan and so on, there is more then one way to get to whatever your goal is. Try something new.
Health tips are another one. I remember years ago eating pomegranates was a huge craze, stores couldn't keep them in stock. It was the new superfood. Kale, almonds, arugula, turmeric, lemon water etc. Try some new stuff and what you like/what works for you is what you need.
The only thing I will say, is give it some time. With each thing you try, give it some time without giving up so quickly. But if you like what you are doing and it feels good, it's likely not going to be that hard! If you like it you are more likely to stick with it, so tell nay sayers of your workout or eating choices to shove it!