5 “Fitspo” Words and Phrases That Aren’t in my Vocabulary

It’s been a while since I’ve updated here but I’m BACK. I guess being GM of a hockey team is sort of time consuming, but it’s honestly the best thing that has ever happened to me and I’m so glad to have the opportunity that I have. Anyway, I’ve made a promise to myself to get back into health and fitness blogging, so here it goes.

All it takes is ten minutes on Pinterest (and don’t get me wrong there’s some useful and inspiring stuff on there) and I’m a little like….

Here are 5 words/phrases that aren’t in my vocabulary & why:

  1. “Skinny”/”fat.” I always get uncomfortable when people either say these things about themselves or call someone else these words. What designates a person as either of these things anyway? 10lbs, 15lbs, 20lbs? It’s all relative. So be nice to yourself and be nice to others, because you never know what they’re going through and chances are they aren’t blind to how they look, either.Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 2.07.42 PM.png
  2. “You are what you eat.” No. The food you consume does not define who you are as a person. Usually I eat clean. Sometimes I have milkshakes. Sometimes I celebrate special occasions with food and/or alcohol. It’s called balance. Eat and let go of the guilt.
  3. “70% diet, 30% gym.” I’d like to amend this, but to be honest I’m just not sure what I’d change it to, because fitness and eating right is really all about effort. I’d say it’s 100% effort but I think we all know it’s not 100% all the time because you are a person and life happens sometimes. The bottom line: you take out what you put in. If you make time to cook healthy meals, work out, prep healthy food for the week, you’re in a good spot. If you’re not making the effort, you can expect 0% changes to happen in your life.
  4. Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 1.23.43 PM.png“The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.” There are times when our bodies need rest, not only because that is when our muscle fibers repair themselves, but because we also tend to burn the candle at both ends. When you’re exhausted physically and mentally sometimes working out just isn’t possible, and it’s okay. If you’re working out when you’re exhausted, you’re at higher risk for injury.  It’s not going to be a productive workout so take the time to rest and come back to your workouts ready to give 100% effort.
  5. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” There is a difference between pain and just getting through a tough workout. Be smart and listen to your body, always: don’t train through an injury that probably requires a trip to the doctor.

 

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