WHY YOUR BODY IS NOT CHANGING
Training only for aesthetics and to make your body look a certain way, is the hardest route to get to where you want. Now, a lot of people are going to disagree with me. That’s OK, you can’t make everybody happy. But I always try making my blog as helpful as possible. So if you want to know a little bit more about why your body is not responding as it’s supposed to and what to do about it, than you should stick around.
A “healthy” body if usually well rested, is rarely sick, and is happy and relaxed.
In order to have a healthy body you need to be eating heaps of nutrition-dense foods, exercising, sleeping enough and well. But more than that, you need to be relaxed, positive, happy with yourself and have a purpose in doing all those “healthy” things that is not just related to how your body looks, but how it feels and how it connects with your mind and heart.
If you mindset is right, you will recover better, sleep better, digest your food better, burn fat quicker and on top of all that, you will be happy on the process.
Now, a person who is constantly hyper-monitoring and obsessing over every little detail of their body and how it looks, puts their body under a lot of pressure, anxiety, low sense of worth, negativity and stress.
When your body is under that much pressure, for a long period of time, over-exercising or under-eating, it becomes resistant to change and your hormones play a big part in that.
Pretty much what happens is that if you continually have those negative behaviours, you will damage your adrenal glands.
The adrenal glands control the blood/sugar in the body, burn protein and fat, react to stress conditions and regulate blood pressure.
Once you’ve damaged your adrenal glands, your metabolism and your hormones get messed up really badly, making weight loss or gain very difficult. And not only that, but you will also be feeling like crap, moody and unhappy.
I’ve found that when you focus on getting stronger, being a more capable person, working on speed, power, endurance, the whole thing gets easier and more like fun.
When doing it for purely aesthetic reasons it becomes a chore. But fitness and being “healthy” should never feel like a chore. It should only make you feel good, happy and relaxed.
When you train for gaining things instead of losing, you take a lot of pressure off your shoulders. And as reward for that, your body gives you faster results!
I’m not going to be a hypocrite. Everyone wants to look good, me too. But it’s the way you feed your motivation that will help you get there or not. I love my workouts, but I also love my body and everything it can do for me. So I treat it well. I make sure it is getting the right fuel, rest, joyful moments, a pizza if that’s what it feels like, the right amount of exercise … and it pays me back.