2 days ago
Here's my fitness and nutrition journey in a nutshell...
🔹I was overweight my whole life but have always played sports and been an athlete, so I built a lot of muscle over time.
🔹I've always had a challenging relationship with food and until last year, struggled with emotional eating, disordered eating, yo-yo dieting, etc.
🔹Last year, I began prioritizing my nutrition by tracking macronutrients and lost 30lbs in a sustainable, flexible and healthy way.
🔹Since then, I'm able to run faster and longer, lift heavier, I have more stamina on the disc golf course and I feel like a million bucks. 💵
Does this sound like your journey? No? Good! Because it's not YOUR journey, it's mine. And it's not over! 😊
🛣️In life, we all begin and end in the same place, but the path in between is unique to every person on this planet. The same goes for health, fitness and weight loss journeys. There is no logical reason to compare your journey someone else's.
Our bodies, mentalities, goals and challenges are all unique, and these pieces fit together so differently for each person.
If you're currently on your own health and fitness journey, don't let others' successes or setbacks affect you. Pave your own path!
Now, for some of my favorite quotes about the problem with comparison...
♥️ "Don't compare yourself to other people. Compare yourself to who you were and who you want to become."
🌻"A flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."
🙌 "Comparison is the thief of joy." ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
It wasn’t until I was studying for my nutrition coaching certification that I learned how detrimental it is to the body and weight loss to constantly be on a “diet.”
When you are in a non-stop deficit, your body actually adjusts to this energy balance over time and you will stop seeing weight loss progress. This is a great way to kill your metabolism! Your body naturally fights to protect you. Therefore, if it feels it is threatened over a long period of time, your weight will remain stubbornly stable.
If you have substantial weight to lose, the best strategy is to plan deficit and maintenance phases. So how do you know when it’s time to stop eating in a calorie deficit and go back to maintenance calories? Here are four indicators: ow.ly/bNmT30rb80H
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