How I ditched my Type-A approach to exercise


Are you a Type-A perfectionist when it comes to nutrition and fitness, but you’re still struggling to get to your body composition goals? ⁠⠀
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If you answered YES, you are not alone.⁠⠀

In the video below, I talk all about my experience being a Type-A exerciser and how I changed my thinking around my workouts. It wasn’t easy, and it definitely didn’t happen overnight, but I am in a much happier and healthier place now!

 

 

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It might seem like you’re checking all the boxes with your commitment to a healthy lifestyle, but we often ignore one major player in fat loss… how’s your STRESS? ⁠⠀
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We often think of “bad” things when we think of stress.⁠ Financial problems. Worrying about family. Anxiety over an uncertain future.⁠⠀


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But many things we file into the “good for us” category can become “bad for us” if left unchecked. Things like:⁠⠀

  • Pushing too hard, too often at the gym without enough rest days. This can break down your body, leading to injuries, fatigue, lowered immunity, drops in performance, a slower metabolism and, ultimately, fat gain. ⁠⠀
  • Extreme, prolonged dieting. Strict, low-calorie diets tend to elevate levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Under-eating is a major stress on the body. ⁠⠀
  • Not prioritizing sleep. Staying up late. Waking in the middle of the night. Choosing an early-morning workout over sleep. All of these things affect the body’s ability to recover and handle cortisol (stress). ⁠⠀
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Any of these stressors can hinder fat loss, especially if they’re bundled with other problems such as hormone imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, and food intolerances.⁠⠀
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After reading this, do you think stress might be hindering your progress?⁠⠀



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