2020: Health & Fitness

I know, I have been MIA for weeks, but I felt overwhelmed with everything else and I was not able to write a single word on here, despite trying daily. But hey, I’m back, right? And how about we talk about health and fitness?

Lately I noticed everyone with an online following is talking about ways to detox, reset their health, crushing their goals or whatever. While this all seems fast-paced means to achieve the results, they are not sustainable (teatox, really?). So – with the background knowledge needed confirmed by a PT – I am going to break it down for you.

There is no easy, fast way. YOU HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK. Be disciplined, rather than simply determined. Be motivated to keep going for as long as it takes.

I can assure you: skipping the gym for February to December and then starting it again in January for 2 weeks is not a great strategy. It does not work. I was so surprised when I entered my gym in January and it was literally as crowded as Saint Mark’s Square in Venice on a sunny spring weekend, when in December there were the PTs and few more. I get it, we all start with the good intentions, but we need to keep it up.

So start with the tiny, sustainable changes. I did not jump right into everything. Had they told me I would be one of those counting macros, I would have laughed in their face. I did not go to a crossfit class on the first day at the gym. And I certainly did not squat 150% of my body weight at the first attempt. It takes time. It takes patience.

I know the fad diet promoted by that influencer seems tempting. That the whatever fitness guide followed by some celebrity seems incredible. But do yourself a favor: just take your own steps.

New at the gym? Ask for an evaluation/program to be done by one of the trainers FOR YOU. Try to limit sugar… Once a weeks sounds too little? Then do 2-3, whatever works for you. Add a bit more protein to your meals. For instance, instead of an omelette with 2 eggs only, add a bit of egg white, just 50g or something. Eat more fruit and vegetables. That’s it. Small, incremental changes. Once you’re comfortable with this, you’ll be able to decide the next steps – or you’d know whom to ask to.

Expert? Then you should know better than doing a fad diet.

My point is quite straightforward: you did not put on weight/got out of fitness in 1 day. You cannot expect to slim down/tone up in 1 day either.

Keep going.

Have A Safe Journey

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