Today’s post is probably the most important aspect of my fitness journey, your fitness journey, and pretty much everyone’s fitness journey. I cannot stress this following statement enough, so write it down somewhere and remember it. What works for one person, might not work for another. Did you write that sentence down? WRITE IT. In other words, what I do/did to achieve my physique might not work for you or anyone else for that matter. It took me months upon months to truly understand this concept, and I will tell you that this was the game changer for me. Now I am not saying that what works for me can never work for anyone else, hence why I say “might not.” So really, the purpose of this post is to help you understand the importance of knowing your body.
As the fitness community continues to grow on Instagram, I am seeing more workout and meal plans being offered. Whether these plans are free of charge or not, I think it’s great that these public fitness figures want to share their knowledge but… I find that there is a small problem. These “fitness pros” usually fail to mention that you should adjust their plans to your own benefit because “what works for them might not work for you.” I apologize now for the repetitiveness. A small piece(s) of advice from me to you: Do not always listen or believe what other fitness experts tell you will work best, take everything you see with grain of salt, and you will never know if something will truly give you results until you try it for multiple weeks (not days). So, if you follow tons of fitness people on Instagram, you’ve bought a few workout/meal plans, and you are not getting the results you thought you’d be getting, then it’s time for some experimenting. This is important…I am not saying that you should not listen to personal trainers or fitness coaches, and I am not saying that these workout plans do not work. I am saying that you should understand what works best for your body!
This brings me to my next point that experimenting is key. From my own experience, I can honestly say that experimenting with different workout and meal plans is what got me the results I have today. It took me about 6 or 7 months of copying exactly what my boyfriend did until I finally stopped being stubborn, and started experimenting with different versions of his workout and meal plan. During those first few months where I was doing exactly what my boyfriend did (literally to a T), I felt like I was working my butt off and still seeing disappointing results. His plan worked perfectly for him, and he got amazing results. I wanted and expected the same exact results, so when all I got was a 1 or 2 lbs drop in weight and looking bloated 24/7, I became angry with him. I blamed him for his plan not working for me.
Another important point to mention is that everyone’s bodies are built differently PERIOD. You want that big butt, thick thighs, and tiny waist like that one fitness girl? Well, unless you’re already built like that it will be difficult (not impossible) to build what she has because chances are she already looked like that before she started working out, and made you believe that she got her butt from her leg workouts alone. Not to say that it’s not impossible to achieve someone else’s look, but some people are just gifted with a big butt and nice legs.
As of right now I am open to putting people on workout and meal plans. I have already put a few people on a plan, and I am looking forward to their results! The way I put together a plan is very simple. I put together an overall layout of a plan and then I allow the person to fill in the rest. I am not going to tell you exactly what you need to eat in every meal of every day, and I am not going to tell you exactly what you need to do at the gym every single day. My goal is for people to learn about fitness so eventually they won’t need my help. My goal is to allow people to figure out what works best for them. No one can tell you what works best for you.
My workout and meal plan was designed specifically for me and so far it has been working perfectly. Not only did I achieve my goal, but I was able to surpass it as well and make a new goal. Now, my goal is not so much about achieving a look but about achieving a certain level of performance in the gym. I will talk more about my workout and meal plan in a future post! If you have any questions or comments for me, please feel free to contact me via email, text, or Instagram :). As always, thank you for reading!