10 Lessons I’ve Learned
Over the last several years since I started focusing on my health by being more dedicated to what I put in my body and my workout routine, there have been so many different things I have learned in both areas. Here are 10 of the probably hundreds of things that have stuck out to me.
- You don’t have to look like every other girl in a magazine or on a runway. God created us unique for a reason and we should glorify him by loving ourselves and the way we look even when we are trying to become a better version of ourselves.
- You don’t have to completely destroy your body in the gym to look a certain way. In fact, this will stall your progress. Your body should be challenged but not wrecked.
- Taking care and strengthening your mindset is more important than hitting the gym and your macros to a T every single day. If you become so consumed in making the gym and only eating a certain way 24/7, 365 day of the year, consider all the life you miss out on. Trust me.
- Your training program is a science and you need to make sure it is in line with your fitness and physique goals. There is a reason some go to school for exercise science. I promise we actually know a little somethin’ somethin’.
- Becoming a cardio bunny can be pretty detrimental. You’ll adapt. You’ll get frustrated. Your joints will hate you. Your heart will be like “bruh, can you not?”
- So can over training in the gym. Recovery is important people. We aren’t bionic.
- 1 bad day of eating wont kill you. But binge eating can become a habit and that can completely wreck you mentally and physically (but above all, mentally). Again, trust me. (I’ll talk about my experience one day. Not ready yet.)
- Being afraid of carbs or fat is such a huge mistake and misconception. Ya’ll, there is a reason they are essential nutrients. Your body needs you to supply each of the macronutrients because it doesn’t make it on its own and they’re each important for different functions in your body. Don’t restrict any one macro or fall for the myth that carbs cause fat gain or fat causes fat gain. They don’t.
- Focusing on you and what you love to do is what will make you happy. Conforming to the world never will. So if you love to lift, lift. If you love to run, run. If you love to dress up and feel pretty, do it. If you want to walk around in sweat pants and a muscle tee, do you. You’re confidence and happiness radiates. That’s what you should show the world.
- People will try to bring you down no matter what you look like, so again, just do you and be proud of who you are and what you love. Your passion is your passion for a reason and if someone condemns you for it then #byefelicia
Author: Alyssa Parten