Did the chicken or the egg come first?
The question really is…does it ultimately matter?
This thought occurred to me because of the cycle I see often going on when it comes to being frustrated by a lack of results from our hard work…
Being brutally honest, often we’ve created our current situation, one we don’t like, because of improper dieting and workout practices. You can try to say you’ve worked hard, eaten clean, whatever you want. But honestly, sometimes doing even too much of a good thing can backfire.
And then we’ve repeated those improper practices to dig ourselves more and more of a hole to crawl out of.
These practices have not only lead to our current situation we don’t like, but often also result in other bodily changes that now make it HARDER to see results.
And we blame these changes when we then can’t move forward.
But we almost have to recognize that while these changes do make it harder now, they are also something we’ve created that only we can fix.
This situation is what leads me to think of the “chicken or the egg situation.”
While yes, the imbalances, mobility restrictions, metabolic adaptions make it harder to lose or improve our lifts or runs, the reason we have them is also our previous improper practices.
So what we need to change is also why we struggle to make a change.
Ultimately there is one solution…
Even though we got away with something in the past…well we can’t keep doing it.
So ultimately changing those practices will reverse both our current situation and what is making moving forward even more challenging.
Aka what came first oddly doesn’t matter, but making a change does.
We need to really assess what we are doing and instead of defending it, find the flaws.
I think so often we say “We are doing that.”
Or find reasons what we’re doing should or does work, over seeing it as a POSITIVE we can improve something…that something is often.
Because if you’re doing everything right and NOT seeing results?
Well then you’re kind of screwed haha
But if you can find a flaw in what you’re doing, there is something you can work on.
Plus, the simple fact of the matter is…
Nothing works forever.
Our lifestyle is constantly changing and therefore so should our habits.
So instead of blaming something for being the reason you can’t move forward, find what may be perpetuating the issue and start to address that.
While there will be things outside of our control, we should work to control what we can control.
And then we can’t get caught up in what used to work.
We need to instead focus on ways to improve!
So as you work toward new goals, don’t hold yourself back by even trying to defend what you were doing.
Don’t play the blame game. Or feel bad for something now not working.
Realize that the only way to move forward is to move forward with something new!