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The f*ck it button is a great concept I first heard Brian Keane speak about. What does it mean?
“I’ll start on Monday.”
“I’ll resume healthy eating once the gyms reopen.”
“I’m going to wait until…I meet my work deadline/my college assignments are done/the evenings get longer.”
Most of us come up with a number of worthy-feeling justifications for taking a “breather” from our health and fitness efforts. Often it comes down to one essential reason:
Life gets busy and stressful and when it does, we press the ‘pause button’ on our health and fitness until things slow down and are less crazy.
The reality? Things never slow down permanently.
So we get stuck in an endless cycle of: Giving health and fitness our all for a few weeks – eating well, training more often and getting out for more walks.
Then, something happens that “breaks the chain.” Maybe we miss a workout, pigged out at the weekend or just simply fell out of a routine.
We go from being “all in” to “all out.” And the cycle repeats itself at different times of the year.
But what if there were a way to keep making progress? Even during the busiest days, weeks and months?
As quoted in an online nutrition course I took – instead of having the “all or nothing” mindset, aim for “always something.” In this blog post I’m going to show you how.
Six pack abs. A toned, trim and sleek physique. A tight butt. That’s the image we all have in our head when we think of building the body of a “fitness influencer.”
Have you ever thought to yourself after scrolling through Instagram “I want some of that” or “I wish I had that physique.”
While having all of things might falsely make us think “I’ll be happy when….I get that body/build those glutes/get those abs,” have you ever thought of the trade-offs and the costs involved in getting to those lower body fat percentage levels?
In this blog post I’m going to discuss the trade-offs involved in building a toned, trim & lean physique to allow you to consider how you can get the body you want while living the life you want.
If someone told you that you can eat more food without gaining weight, you probably think it sounds too good to be true. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great trade off. But isn’t this impossible?
In most situations, the bathroom scales determines whether or not you’ve hit the milestones along your path to building a fitter, healthier & more athletic body.
The problem with this is we’re putting all our self-worth into the outcome – a number on the scale which can drastically fluctuate on a daily basis.
For instance, your weight may swing depending on your current hydration levels, your sodium intake, when you last ate, when you last went to the bathroom, time of the month etc. There are so many variables which can influence it.
I’m not saying weight on the scale shouldn’t be used as metric of progress, I just don’t advise you to use it as your only metric of success. It certainly can be beneficial (particularly if you do have a lot of weight to lose) but I would recommend you have other measurable forms of success because otherwise, you might be making progress you’re not even aware of.
Below are seven other alternative ways to measure your progress without stepping on a scale.
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