I Guess I Won't Quit Yet

I Guess I Won't Quit Yet

5 years into this here fitness business and, holy moly, nothing like growing up in public to make you want to crumble in any pursuit.  "Failure is beautiful, blah blah blah blah," they say. Yeah yeah.  It is.  However, it still hurts like crazy.  And I don't blame anyone for ever calling it quits when the going becomes a Groundhog Day of Failure Overload.  But, I will say that one of the greatest gifts of still being here is that I've been able to witness firsthand some really powerful "myths versus truths" about the pursuit of human wellness.  Here's 5 of the top ones.  I hope they blow your mind a bit, as they have mine:

Vanity Metrics

Vanity Metrics

Sometimes, late at night, when I’m weak-kneed and looking for a reason to abuse myself, I scroll through Facebook.  And because of my industry, my feed is always either mom ads or fitness ads.  And everytime I look at the fitness ads, I’m like WAIT, HOLD UP, how does this person have 1.3M views?  Like, what?  “She’s not even doing a squat well,” I think.  “And, holy shit,” I say to myself, “those push-up things are a terrible idea for 99% of women.”  Alas, though, she’s got her beautifully tanned tummy out, her glossy lips shining in the wind, and her punchy outfit loudly saying, “Nipple or Cheek May Appear, Keep Watching.”