Ah, the world of "7 Day Detoxes" and "30 Day Shreds." The latest fad diets that promise to turn you into a fitness goddess or god in a matter of a few short weeks.
I mean, who wouldn't want to look like a Greek deity in just a few weeks, right?
But let's be real, folks, these challenges are often not much more than a pipe dream.
First of all... detoxes and juice cleanses. Now, I don't want to burst anyone's bubble here, but these things are about as effective as a screen door on a submarine. If you want to "detox," just drink more water and eat more veggies. That's it!
Your body knows what to do, trust me. And if you're looking for a juice cleanse, just cleanse your house of all fruit juices because they're garbage.
Now, let's move on to the "30 Day Shreds," "Whole 30," and "75 Hard." These short challenges are great in theory, but are they really maintainable long-term?
I mean, sure, some people might see success with these methods, but let's be honest, they're not for everyone.
Before you start any type of challenge, ask yourself one simple question: "Can I do this forever?" If the answer is no, then it's probably not the right fit for you.
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Here's the thing: We all have good intentions, but what happens when the challenge is over? I've seen people on social media talking about the giant cheat meal they're going to have once the challenge is done.
But why not just make a lifestyle change instead? Get active, control your calorie intake, and enjoy your favorite calorie-dense foods in moderation. That's what balance and moderation are all about, folks!
So, let me lay it out for you: Most people get discouraged because they can't stick to a tough challenge or they go crazy with food once the challenge is over.
Do you know what will get you better results in the long run? Find a style of fitness you enjoy and do it regularly. Pair that with a diet plan that you can stick to forever, and bam! You're on your way to long-term success.
Pair my daily workout plan (free 7-day trial here) with calorie control and you're in business. You don't have to be perfect. Just get consistent. Be on point 80% of the time. 20% of the time... live a little!
Here's the bottom line: Instead of jumping from one random challenge to the next, find what works for you and stick with it. Slow and steady wins the race, folks! Rather than chasing quick results that you'll eventually lose, strive for long-term progress and sustainability.
Keep showing up! Your body will thank you for it.
Check out my previous blog post The Power of Showing Up!
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