Fitness is supposed to relieve you of stress, but sometimes diet and exercise can cause so much stress that it can make you go crazy
Stress is the product of needing to do something, but neglecting to do it. Whenever I’m feeling stressed it’s because I need or want to do something but I am not doing it for whatever reason. Like when I’m stuck in traffic and late of an appointment. I know I need to be there, but the line of cars is preventing me from doing it.
So if not being able to do something is a stress builder then taking action is one of the best ways to relieve stress. If you feel stuck and not sure what to do about your diet or workout then just doing something, anything at all, will do wonders for both your results as well as your emotional wellbeing.
As a general rule, if you’re considering taking action on something I would ask no more than 3 people what they think and spend no more than 24 hours considering something. After that, just roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Chances are very good that 1 week of trying something out will tell you far more than months of trying to figure out if something is right for you through internet forums and opinions from people who have probably never done the thing in the first place.
I know it’s tempting to build up a store house of information so you can make the best choice before investing your time and money, but I find folks waste even more time and energy trying to figure out if something is right instead of just giving it a shot. There are few certainties in this fitness game, but there’s also very little actual risk. Very few risks will ever result in severe consequences.
So stop looking into what’s best, or what you should do. What you should do is just try something and then go from there. You complete the journey to a stronger you until you put the map down and put the pedal to the floor.