So this week B and I have been doing our own thing in the gym, no plan, no program and I've been loving it! I love following a program, but sometimes I have to take a break and just do what I wanna do! Today we did chest and shoulders and threw in some abs too and we both walked out of the gym like "whoa" we just killed it.
I've been catching up on my fitness reading this week and started to second guess myself and what my short term plan are. Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with all the information that is out there about health, fitness, nutrition etc. There are so many contradicting theories and they are often times fully supported by studies and personal experiences which makes it even more confusing! Can you eat carbs at night or can’t you? Can you lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously? Are supplements really necessary? How much protein is too much? Do cheat meals really rev up your metabolism? WHO KNOWS!
I have read all the arguments for and against all the above and frankly could make a case for both sides. So what do you do? You find what works for you. You play the good old game of guess and check and see how your body responds because guess what? The reason there are even two sides to all of these questions is because at some point, both sides have worked for someone. This whole fitness journey is really nothing but a big long game of guess and check. Find out what works for you, what makes you feel good, what makes you look the way you want to look, and then run with it. Don’t listen to what other people think about what you do. Don’t change what you do just because you see someone doing it differently.
There are very few people who have it all figured out—in fact, when it comes to your body it’s pretty hard to have it all figured out since your body constantly adapts and changes. All that means is you have to be ready to adapt and change too! I didn't just write this post for you guys, I wrote it for me too. So that I can come back to it and read it when I find myself in those moments of doubt-- I hope you will do the same!