I Feel Like This Isn’t Enough

I’ve heard it before. I’ve said it before. Sometimes you wonder.

As I start working out again after baby #3, I have felt the doubt too…

So you’ve decided to start a new training program. You’ve committed to working out a few times a week. You’re excited. You’re motivated. You do your first workout, and you think…

“That’s it?!?!? How am I ever going to get there with this?”

Here’s the thing. If you have committed to a solid training program, one that is balanced with both cardio and resistance training and you are actually doing it consistently, then yes, it is enough.

You don’t have to be hunched over dry heaving after a workout in order for it to be “enough.” And you don’t have to be in the gym for 2 hours a day either. Yes, that’s an exaggeration, but I’m making a point here. Some people love that stuff. And that’s awesome for them. Once in a while I really enjoy a hard, nasty workout like that too, but long-term I can’t keep it up. And, more importantly it’s not necessary. If it’s not your thing either, that’s A-OK. You can still be healthy, happy, strong, and lean.

What is more important is consistency. Be consistent in two things: 1. executing whatever program you choose and 2. matching your nutritional needs to it. What does this mean? It means that if you eat to match your goals and training protocol, then you will see results. Period.

If you aren’t seeing results, then it means that those two things are not aligned. It does not mean that you need to “do more”, it means that you need to match your intake with your expenditure. If you want to do more that’s one thing, but if you feel like you need to, that’s not necessary. Yes, this may seem oversimplified to some, but it really is quite simple.

Bottom line? Trust your program. Trust your coach. And eat to fuel.

So stay excited, stay motivated, and stay on track. 🙂

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