Unfortunately, a LOT of people go down this road. They eliminate this, restrict that, exercise more, more, more, yet are so insecure about their health endeavors (because something deep inside them might tell them that this all doesn't feel right,) that they are quick to jump on any new crazy diet or exercise fad. And what's worse is that they bank their worth on the success of these health endeavors. Social media, advertisers, and most of these diet and health "gurus" infiltering the web are VERY aware of this. They feed on these insecurities to entice you to buy fat loss pills, juice cleanses, expensive supplements, and other crap. The fitness industry (and more specifically the fat loss industry,) is an insanely successful business because you are so emotionally-invested into them (due to insecurity, doubt, lack of self-worth, etc) that you'd do anything to feel better about yourself. The world is getting widly competitive, so competitive that even writing this blog has been extremely daunting. "He's done it, she's done it, why am I any better? What do I have to say that hasn't been said before?" Almost nothing is "new" anymore, but sometimes we don't need "new". Sometimes we just need to be reminded of what we already know, the things that we forget in all the noise. The noise to tell us we need to be this, we need to eat that, we need to stop doing this, whatever. Regardless of whether ten thousand other people are saying the same damn thing, the more voices that are spreading positive words, the more progress and change we can elicit.
This is a "health" blog, but not in the conventional sense, nor the rigid sense. I want this blog to help you discover what is the best option for you, specifically. Again, most people latch on to these gurus because they are so insecure that they need somebody they feel they can "trust". It's fine to trust your preferred fitness professional, but the person you should always trust more is yourself. There is no universal "perfect health diet" or "perfect exercise program" that's going to work for everybody. The one thing that will always succeed is trusting YOU and empowering yourself to make changes based on your specific needs. Feedback is the greatest tool we have, above everything us, in our journey to health and wellness. With that said, when you read my blog posts, remember that these are all just suggestions and ideas. Studies are not gold; they all have flaws. One of the aspects I love about working in the health and fitness profession is that every individual is like a puzzle. It's an exciting challenge to put the pieces together and see what fits.
I am currently living in Aurora, Colorado with my lovely boyfriend, Mark. I work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Denver, a professional dog walker, and a free-lance ACE Personal Trainer. I aspire to gain additional credentials in nutrition, continue my education as a trainer and therapist, and successfully help people reach their full wellness potential. To good health, :-)
Because sometimes you just gotta say screw it and have a dacquiri.