Words like âbalanceâ, âmoderationâ, and âsustainableâ have become staples in our collective dialogue about health and fitness.
These terms are used with the best intentions.
To promote an approach to health and fitness that does not detract from oneâs quality of life.
Thatâs totally cool.
Thatâs a really freaking worthy goal.
But how often do we ask what any of these words actually mean?
How do we know when weâve found balance?
Ultimately, these terms all come down to finding an approach thatâs âworth itâ. That moves us toward our goals at a pace and with levels of effort, energy, and time that we prefer.
Weâve all got different needs, preferences, and goals.
Thus, weâre all going to find different rates of progress worth different levels of effort.
If youâve been getting nowhere with moderation.
Struggling to make progress with balance.
Avoiding an approach you think might be a good fit because you heard it's not sustainable.
Consider pushing your limits.
Consider exploring the fringe.
After all, how will you find whatâs âworth itâ until you know whatâs not?
You and you alone determine whatâs balanced, moderate, or sustainable in the context of your unique circumstances.
So long as you keep an open mind and donât become married to any specific idea.
So long as your results - how you look, feel, and perform - steer your efforts.
So long as you constantly ask âhowâs this working for me?â Openly and without judgement.
Driven by self-love and a hunger for nothing but the best life.
Thereâs a good chance youâll end up right where you need to be.
You might find that you enjoy the extremes.
You might find that you donât.
Youâll never know until you try.
Youâre worth the effort.
Youâve got this.