Those familiar with John Berardi and/or Precision Nutrition may be aware of the “pause button” mentality to health and fitness. To summarize, it is the misconception that wellness can be put on hold when life or a plan become difficult. This is not to say that your approach may not need to be modified from time to time, but rather to not step into the pitfall of believing you can continuously make health secondary to the ever-changing circumstances of life without negative consequences.
Many have led themselves to believe that they can only begin doing something after being motivated to get started. Moreover, that motivation only appears after we become inspired by something. For example, being inspired by the transformation of a friend or family member who had success with weight loss.
The truth is anyone can be a fitness / nutrition coach on social media or through paying a fee to sign on with an MLM based company. I’m not clueless to the notion that there is a high volume of other people online who do what I do, so I’ve invested thousands of dollars, time, and research into learning about what the current evidence based studies reveal along with seeking updated certification and credentials. This approach, paired with years of hands on experience, are what allow Adaptive to be successful at long-term fat loss and performance improvement.
I feel like women, and moms in particular are being fed this idea that perfect balance is the goal. If you can just have the exact amount of effort put into your family, friends, taking care of others, taking care of yourself, there will eventually come a point where you’ve got it all figured out perfectly