January Notions

It's the time of year where some of the "fitness" industry are preying on good-intentioned people looking to make changes for the greater good and the New Year. Most think their problem is their body image and that by joining a Gym will solve this problem. People are being constantly body shamed about their appearance. In this day in age it is not acceptable. We feel it's important to celebrate and appreciate what the body can do and perform and not focus too much on the shape of your body.

"Dieting is not encouraged and doesn't usually work."

Check out this Ted Talk by Neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt.

Sandra explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good.

So where are you at now? Mid  to late January, are your intentions still the same as the beginning of January? 

More importantly, are you enjoying the process and actually having fun? If not you need to change what you are doing..

if it's not fun, you won't stick to it!

If eating is the issue, try make friends with food,

imagine being no longer able to taste food due to serious illnesses.

Learn to appreciate every single meal. 

Did you know joining a Gym is not the most effective way to lose weight?

Thousands of people in this country will join a Gym and start an exercise program this month. By the end of the month, or by now even, over half of those people will have already quit. Why?

Because after laying down their credit card at the nearest Gym promising them a 30-day total body transformation and giving it their best effort, they find themselves burned out, not looking much different, and having lost much less body fat then they expected or were promised.

 Every Gym in the country has members that have worked out for years without having lost any significant weight. And guess what they are happy and benefiting from it in so many other aspects of their lives. 

The realisation is not to set expectations before you pay for something that ultimately lets you down. 

Read the real importance and benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness is here

 

Note weight loss is not mentioned! 

So the next time you see that catchy ad promising amazing results in little time, just remember

- if something sounds too good to be true, it just might be.

Think Lifestyle, think CrossFit.