Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about your brain VS science. This is going to be the first part in a two part series, so be on the lookout for part two coming soon. And if you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

Your brain vs science, which one’s going to win? Well, I was driving the other day, and it reminded me of, honestly, back in driver’s ed. I was driving through this wonderful rain that we’re getting, and I took a curve and immediately slowed down. And it brought me back to this moment whenever I was learning how to drive, and the instructor was telling me, on dry pavement, obviously, that when you press your brakes around a curve, that you immediately lose traction. So you’re better off speeding up around a curve, or at least maintaining your speed rather than decreasing your speed.

Now, I was a kid of physics, and I took every bit of physics that I possibly could, and just was really interested in it, so it made sense to me, that truly is what happens. That if you brake, you brake your traction as well, and so that leads to more accidents. So why is it, then, that every time that I go around a curve I still put the brakes on? Right?

I still think of that, but I put the brakes on anyways. And a lot of that just comes to fear, right? So I’ve never been a rollercoaster person. Don’t do all that kind of crazy stuff. And so whenever I start to go around a curve and I feel like I’m going too fast, I feel like I’m going to get out of control. So I start to slow down, and then I think about that and it kind of triggers me to have to change direction a little bit.

So the same is true in your health and wellness endeavors. We do really well for a little while. So we find the right program, we start on it, or we find the wrong program, we start on it. And we get going, and all of a sudden something happens that automatically puts the brakes on. And it is sabotage, right? We just go out and we sabotage ourselves somehow. Maybe it’s by allowing a joyful meal to turn into a joyful day or a joyful week, maybe it’s by skipping a week of exercise, maybe it’s not even as big as week, maybe it’s just a few days, but it’s just overdoing it like crazy and really getting off track. So why do we do that?

Well, really the best thing that I can tell you is that change is hard. And we, as humans, are hardwired to resist change. So that makes it very hard to change, right? We get very well set in our ways. We were at an expo recently, and I was talking to a friend of mine who also does a higher level of nutrition coaching on a more medical type area. And she was talking to some people at this expo about how they could enhance their health and get past these conditions that they had, by working on their nutrition.

And she said this one woman came up, was very interested, talking to her about all of this stuff, and then she basically just flat out says, “I want to be able to lose this weight, so that I can go back to eating whatever I want.” Well, the problem then is sabotage, right? So we go through and we figure out that we want to be healthy, we want to be fit, we want to be well, but we’re not always ready to give up what’s left behind, right?

Happens all the time with people that I know that get diagnosed with diabetes, with high blood pressure, even with kidney issues. You come up with these things, and at once you feel like, “I’ve got to fix this.” But then you start to go into that little kind of mindset of tantrum, of, “I don’t want to let go of these foods, and I don’t want to have to think so hard, and I don’t want to have to go to the gym and really work on this.” And the truth is, that in the society that we live in, the way that the world works right now, we have to do that. We have to think about it, we have to plan ahead, and we have to make an effort to keep ourselves healthy.

Now, in days long ago, it was just part of life, right? You didn’t have restaurants everywhere, and you gotta eat out of your own garden and off your own farms and all those kinds of things. You didn’t have the opportunity to just sit at a desk for eight or nine hours a day. Instead, you were up farming, or gathering, or taking care of people and those kinds of things. So our society nowadays is different, which leads us to this difference in how we have to approach health and wellness. And health and wellness has to be approached from a position of intention. We have to intentionally put it into our lives.

So i’m going to end part one here. In part two we’re going to be talking more about your brain VS science.

If can’t wait for part two, or you want to know more about Custom Fitness and what we do here, then please give us a call. If you’re wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. Our trainers are here to look out for you and make sure that you are meeting your goals in a safe way.

At Custom Fitness, we customize a plan for you. We sit down with you and find out what your needs are and then build a health and fitness plan around that. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.