Why do I feel like crap all the time?
Anecdotally as a trainer I hear people utter this phrase to me a lot. They tend to have symptoms of low energy, low motivation, stress, and a poor state of mental health.
My job as a trainer is to help bridge this gap, and improve as many areas of my clients life as I can. With that being said, often times after a client has started working with me, a few months into our training session, they always tend to say that their quality of life is improving drastically. They are sleeping better at night, they do not feel as bloated, their clothes fit better, they can do more with their kids, and their overall quality of life has drastically improved.
Don’t get me wrong, I am always happy to hear this from my clients, but I also always laugh to myself a little bit when I hear this. That is because I always say, in order to feel good, it is not a complicated tasks to try to achieve. With the way the world is we are flooded with different types of trendy diets, fad workout routines, and new technologies that will enhance our life, and tho some of these are effect, what we learned from an early age will always be true. It is not complicated Sleep well, 8-9 hours of sleep per night is recommended, eat a well balanced diet from all the food groups, prioritize protein, move your body daily, and manage stress well, and you will completely change your life, and how you view the world.
Fitness does not need to be complicated.
If you enjoy chicken over beef, consume that, if you enjoy lifting weights over doing cardio, do that.
There really is no right or wrong answer.
Anything you do in the gym is positive in my books, any effort you make to improve your diet is a step in the right direction, all you have to do is follow a few basic principles that have been engrained into us from childhood will be effective.
Most importantly, enjoy the journey of fitness, that is the most satisfying part, do not be so caught up in the destination.
-Johnny PT from Sage Fitness