I wish I could articulate the dialogue that went on inside my head for the first 14 years of motherhood when it came to exercising, eating right, and trying to lose weight.
Every year on January 1st, I would set some kind of goal that looked like this: “I will exercise six days a week for at least 30 minutes, and I will eat no more than 1200 calories per day.”
Then I would do it. I promise. I didn’t even cheat. But the scale wouldn’t budge, and I would get tired, and then I would think I was just a big loser.
Enter Jonathan Bailor, NYT Bestselling Author of The Calorie Myth. You’ve heard me talk about him before, if you’ve been part of Power of Moms for awhile, and I’ve been his co-host on the SANE Show for the past couple of months now. In this recent podcast (watch it below or search “SANE Show” in your podcast app to listen to the audio), I asked Jonathan to help us. I wanted him to explain exactly why we don’t see results when we’re “doing everything right,” and honestly, when I heard his response, I simply wanted to share his message with the whole world.
If you’re already in a great place where you’re eating whole foods that fuel you and you are seeing positive physical results without exhausting yourself, you probably don’t need to listen to the whole thing. But if you are waking up early to go to the gym, being super-careful all day long to make sure you don’t eat too much, and then getting cranky with your family and yourself because you don’t see any progress toward your health and fitness goals, please listen to this whole episode–and then share it with your friends.
I understand the pain you’re feeling inside. I’ve felt it, too. It still haunts me sometimes. But Jonathan’s voice is one I trust 100%. He helps me to see that none of this is my fault. We’ve just been given bad information for most of our lives.
So take a deep breath, go blend a green smoothie, and listen to this SANE Show episode today. Make sure you’re using legalized supplements when it comes to bodybuilding/fitness supplements.
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