Wednesday, February 15, 2012
No Such Thing as One-Size-Fits-All
One thing that we like to do for accountability, and to ensure constant change, and mostly due to sheer interest is stay up-to-date on the latest fitness info, "follow" health and fitness professionals (blogs, magazines, etc.), and the like. We love learning about these things and enjoying applying various pieces into our healthy, fit lifestyle.
BUT.....one thing that irks us is when these professionals act like their way to train and/or eat is the ONLY way to train and/or eat to get any results. That's just outright B.S.
There are SO many ways to eat to be healthier (paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)....and we don't think that one is necessarily superior to the other! Our bodies are all so different, you have to play around to find what works for yours!! Of course, general guidelines like eating more vegetables and fruits and less processed foods is a pretty good standard across the board....but as for specific diets, that's individual. For example, Timothy responds fairly well to a lower-carb, paleo-esque kind of diet. Lindsay, on the other hand, gets low energy and doesn't respond to a diet without a decent amount of (healthy) carbs.
This same principle goes for exercising. Neither of us believe that one workout, one program is going to be "it" for you, forever, period, end of discussion. Our bodies change over time....our bodies' needs change too! Lindsay is a huge fan of Beachbody and has utilized nearly all their workout programs and currently does at least one kind of them pretty much every day - BUT she doesn't think that they are the only way to go for home workouts! On that same note, home workouts aren't for everybody. Some people need the act of "going to the gym" for motivation/accountability...and even others, like Timothy for example, prefer functional fitness (outdoor running, drills, crossfit stuff).
Take home point, kiddos - take some time to 1. lay out your goals and 2. play around with different workouts and diet tendencies to find what works best for your body. Invest your time, invest your energy, invest your money.....it will ALWAYS be worth it. You only get one body in this lifetime....how long do you want it to last you?
As always, we are here to help in any way we can!
Lindsay & Timothy