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Episode 112: Working Out TOO Much Is Causing Your Plateau

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What’s up, my beautiful peach? I’m really excited about today’s episode. I have to be honest here, I’m still trying to decide on the official title. So when you see it in your podcast app, it will likely be one of these three: “Working out too much is causing you trouble,” “Are you using the gym as punishment?” or “This one’s not going to fly.”

Today’s episode is going to be great. It’s SQL2 Episode 111 – “You can’t properly build muscle in a calorie deficit.” We’ll be taking a deep dive into why you might not be seeing changes, even if you’re working hard at the gym and doing tons of cardio.

Just a reminder, this is CQL2 Episode 111. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, make sure you do. Now, let’s dive into Episode 112.

Have you ever felt the need to make up for indulging in food or prepare for a big meal? These thoughts can lead to the mentality of “I have to work out to make up for a bad diet.” It’s frustrating to see the diet industry promote guilt and make us believe we need to work out excessively to compensate for what we eat.

The truth is, we often turn to exercise not to make our bodies feel better, but to alleviate guilt and stay on track. It’s interesting how we’re conditioned to believe that we have to work out to “earn” our food or make up for indulgences. This mindset is harmful and takes away from the true purpose of exercise – to take care of our bodies and improve our overall health.

Now, let’s talk about my personal journey. I went through a phase of overtraining and punishing myself for every “bad” food choice. It took a lot of education and mindset shifts to understand the importance of rest days and exercise for self-care, rather than punishment.

Overtraining can be detrimental to our progress and overall well-being. It’s crucial to find a balance and listen to our bodies. I now cycle sync my workouts to align with my energy levels and focus on taking care of my body in a sustainable way.

The frustrating part is that the diet industry continues to perpetuate harmful beliefs and practices. Diets may work temporarily, but they often fail in the long run, leaving us feeling defeated and disheartened. As a coach, my goal is to help you regain trust in yourself and focus on nourishing your body with real food.

It’s time to break free from the cycle of restriction and punishment. Let’s get back to basics and use food as fuel. I will never tell you what you can or cannot eat or restrict you from enjoying life’s pleasures. My approach is about finding balance, nourishing your body, and building a healthy relationship with food.

Thank you for being here and for trusting me on this journey. Together, we can create lasting change and find freedom from the dieting cycle.

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