Friday, June 14, 2013

Having it All Figured Out


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! 


  1. Sooo true, love this! Everyone is just way too different for there to be a one-size-fits-all. It would make life much easier, but oh well. :) Great post!

  2. LOVE this!! I was just talking about this with my workout buddy this week and was debating taking a little break and trying to "experiment" with some things to see what happens. Awesome post!!


  3. Very true! I recently started my fitness journey and it has been a bit of a struggle and adding all these different theories of what to do or not do, may it even more harder but I realized, as you said, just go with what feel right for me and it will all workout by itself. Great post! Thanks, needed the boost. ;)

  4. I would love to see more of your workouts!! I want to get to the stage where I don't have to follow anything as well! Way to go! And great work blogging 4 days in a row:)

  5. you. look. AMAZING! That is all ;) Love this post too!

  6. Thank you for posting this! I have been feeling so over-whelmed lately with all the contradicting info out there, you're right, gotta find what's right for you! I look at girls like Amanda Adams and think she has the best balance of all the bloggers I follow and looks fabulous and doesn't seem to follow the keeping sugars less than xxxx per day, no cheats, etc! Thank you for reminding me that works for someone might not work for someone else! Have a great day !:)

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