You want to get fit. You join your local big box gym. You show up on Day 1, fully committed, in your new fitness gear, and open the doors. Suddenly it feels like all eyes are on you. You walk to the treadmill and warm yourself up for 10 minutes or so. Then it’s time to hit the weights. Except you have no idea what to do with them. You can feel the sweat starting to build, but it’s from the sheer horror, intimidation, and embarrassment you’re experiencing – not the exercise. You decide to play it safe and do the machine circuit. You sit down on the first machine and realize you have no clue what weight to use..
If you’ve at the fitness game for a while, you may have jumped on and off the wagon a time or two. And through that process, you may have picked up specific beliefs around exercise and nutrition “rules.” Some examples would be… “Don’t eat after 7pm.” “Lifting weights makes you bulky, so focus on yoga and cardio.” “Keep your calorie count to 1200 of less each day.” And frankly, rules are made to be broken. Those rules that we so often hold onto for dear life are the rules that made us fall off the wagon in the first place. They’re the rules that kept us from getting real, lasting results. So, look inward for a moment. What hard and..