HIIT, Intermittent fasting, Keto, Bodybuilder splits, push/pull/squat, BOSU balls, kettlebells, functional training, paleo diets, plant based diets, carnivore diets, the list goes on and on and on and on. There is always another “the next big thing” when it comes to fitness. By the time you feel like you’ve gotten skilled at the big thing you took on a month ago, the next big thing, which totally contradicts YOUR big thing hits the market. Then you change your mind and change course, only to go on for the next month and get pissed that you haven’t had any results.
Any of that sound familiar?
Fitness is hard, man. There’s tons of people with tons of ideas and they all believe that their idea is the best one for you. Here’s the thing though….when it comes to the most important person in YOUR life, YOU (yes. you.), YOU are the expert. It does not matter which idea has the most research supporting it or which new fad has the best, most famous, following. What matter is what works best for YOU. The most successful ideas are the ideas that actually WORK.
There are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That equals 168 hours in a week. Don’t just worry about that fitness idea that makes 30 minutes a day super valuable. Don’t waste your time with the concept that makes you great for 12 hours every other day. Spend your time on the idea that makes you feel your best for ALL 168 HOURS OF YOUR WEEK. Don’t waste time, SPEND time. USE time. ENJOY your time.
There are endless ideas for what makes somebody the healthiest they can be, but you can’t pick the one that makes other people healthy. You gotta pick the one that makes you happy. It has to fit your work life, your home life, your social life, your whole life. Eat what makes you feel your best, do workouts that make sense for your schedule and that make you feel your best, and do it all in a way that actually makes sense for you. That is what I consider to be the best idea out there.