If you’re trying to get in that one last vacation or trip before summer is over, then dieting is the last thing that should be on your mind. Vacations are about relaxing and enjoying yourself, taking a break and bringing balance back into your life. You don’t need to take all your kettlebells and 1/3 of the Wholefoods produce department with you in order to stay on track or keep you health at optimal levels. Stressing about it does more harm than eating diner french fries would, so chill out.
Weight loss is such a perpetually growing concern that has been the source of investigation since the 1960’s. But after decades of every diet plan, cleanse product, fat burning supplement, shakes, bars, celebrity fitness gurus, and every new pop-up “medical weight loss” center… the problem continues to climb. Why? Because none of that crap works! It’s a commercialized system preying on the desperation of its public consumers, and when you buy a fat burning supplement, all you’re getting is a well-advertised bottle of tree dust with a photoshopped image of a sponsored fitness competitor (who probably doesn’t even take that supplement) that will make you crap your pants.
It’s so hard and very frustrating when we follow the rules of rehabilitation and continue to run into the same challenges with pain and injury. When we follow every doctor’s advice and see the referred specialists and commit ourselves to the weeks and months of physical therapy along with all assigned exercises and stretching. When we have to keep making those appointments with the chiropractor again, or the massage therapist or acupuncturist. But yet, we still face resurfacing problems, pain, inflammation, repeat injury and returning pain in the same places and often new places. Why? For the love of G-d, whyyyyy?
If you are a human, then you’ve had a goal. It doesn’t matter what that goal was or is, you’ve had one. Everyday we have goals and don’t even realize it because when we think of “goals” we think about losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money, increasing max deadlift, etc. But what about all the other little goals we make every hour of the day? The ones that we overlook because they’re just a part of us, engrained in us. The ones such as getting to work on time, getting a good grade, waking up early enough to walk the dog, create a meal plan and grocery list, go to church on Sunday, call your mom, don’t murder the kids, be able to spell an “ie” word correctly (f—!!!). You know… the thoughts you have every minute of the day.