Every person is different. Just like how they say, “there are no two snowflakes alike,” well there are no two human bodies alike. We all have genetics that play a huge role in how we function. Different metabolisms, hormones and age play a large part. Just because your gym buddy that trains alongside you all week seems to be getting faster results than you doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doing the wrong things. Don’t get discouraged, take a step back and let’s look at a few things that may need adjusting to get you where you want to be.
People who believe that they need to work out every day and never take recovery days need to think again. The body needs recovery or it will eat into its own reserves; this can trick your body into thinking it is being starved which can result is fat storage. In some cases, this could also result in an injury. When you are too sore that you can’t get your arms up to wash your hair in the shower, it may be time to listen to your body and let those arms rest and recover.
Diet is super important, more important than training for that matter. You cannot live off of lettuce and expect to see great results. You might lose weight but you will also lose muscle mass, perform poorly because you have no energy, and starve your body of the nutrients it needs to function properly and support your training sessions. This form of “starving” can lead to cortisol and adrenal dysfunction, which is not easy to recover from if it becomes a problem. A well balanced diet of lean meats, veggies galore, healthy fats, low processed sugars and water is all we need. And by the way NO skipping meals.
Setting Goals/Utilizing Your Coaches
Having realistic goals is extremely important. If you are a person who is just getting off of the couch for the first time in a few years, please don’t think that it is smart to run in a marathon the following month. This process takes time. It is the same thing for weight loss, the longer it takes you to lose the weight, the longer that weight will stay off. If you lose 10 lbs in a week, your body may begin storing fat and you may gain those10 lbs right back and then some. Set short realistic goals that can lead you to a bigger overall goal in the future.
As coaches we are here to assist you in reaching your goals, whether they are in fitness or in life. We not only format your workouts, but strive to motivate, assess, train, educate and refer you to other professionals as needed. Your overall safety and success is our primary objective, so please take advantage of us as a resource
Keep it simple, don’t complicate things, be consistent, train hard, get out and enjoy your life.